• Aug 31st 2011 at 2:28PM
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Yesterday, Land Rover released the first image and details (however few) of the new DC100 concept it's bringing to Frankfurt, and it carries with it the promise of the next-generation Defender – an off-roader so accomplished and so ubiquitous that calling it the Sir Edmund Hillary (or Tenzing Norgay) of automobiles wouldn't even be doing it justice.

Now, LR has dropped a second shot of the DC100, showing us the front end and what she'll look like traversing the old rocky road. But that's not all we've got to go with. Because nature abhors a vacuum, more speculative renderings were bound to pop up, and our friends over at Kilometer magazine have stepped up to fill the void.

The Defender, you see, has long come in different bodystyles, of which the three-door hardtop form taken up by the DC100 is only one. So the KM guys have stretched out the wheelbase, added a couple of doors, even chopped the roof short to leave an open short-bed. Follow the link to check it out, and scope out the second image in the gallery for more.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      big low profile tires.... on an off roader....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice photoshopping...
        Liam Quinn
        • 3 Years Ago
        *sarcasm detected* Seriously though, how bad can their photoshopping 'skills' be? I dread to think if they got payed for that rubbish!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The top looks like it came from a Mini.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoops. Ment to post this link. Played a little in photoshop to give it more of a defender feel! http://tinypic.com/r/ndsxgk/7
        • 3 Years Ago
        Much better... Why the hell do they have non-offroad wheels and tires on there? You don't buy a defender for street use...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oy vey, that first concept had a lot of chutzpah but this one leaves me a little verklempt. The wheels are kosher though.
      • 3 Years Ago
      pajero anyone?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not bad looking. Would look better if the bed was 2x longer. Better yet, just add extra axle and turn it into 6wd rover. Mars, here I come. LOL!!!
      Robert Fahey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surely a lost scene from the original MechWarrior.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its not as handsome as the original. The curvy front end is a real turn off. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Feels like it's missing something in the back. Maybe I'm just so used to looking at boxy Landrovers.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it was outsourced...the design work and the photoshop job.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's not a "she."
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