Land Rover has made a Discovery before, but not like this. The British car manufacturer announced at the New York Auto Show that the Discovery Vision Concept will just be one member of the Discovery family. Previously the name was only given to one model at a time.
Set to go on sale in 2015, the Discovery Vision was unveiled the day before the New York Auto Show on the deck of a retired aircraft carrier. It shared the stage with Virgin Glactic's SpaceShipTwo as part of a not-too-subtle appeal as the SUV of the future. That's not to say the comparison was contrived. The concept features the mind-blowing transparent bonnet, and headlights with LED lights and laser diodes, which together add more than a football field of visibility.
While this Discovery has grown from mid-size to full, it still retains a compact look thanks to its slick lines. You can see a nod to the Discovery's past with the continuation of the steeped roof and alpine lights. The rest of the family is going to have a lot to live up to after we've seen the concept.