Following yesterday's leak, Land Rover has fully revealed the Discovery Vision Concept set to make an appearance later this week at New York Auto Show.

Land Rover is providing a glimpse of the Discovery future with the Vision Concept which looks a lot different than the current Discovery 4 (LR4). It features considerably shorter overhangs and has a sportier profile making the model look less rugged than its predecessors. Gone is the split tailgate as this was replaced by a single tailgate which if opened will allow a platform to slide out from the load area's base within the rear bumper to create a "social seat."

Land Rover eliminated the B-pillars and installed suicide doors while inside there's a 2+3+2 seating arrangement with the second and third rows being independent from one another and can also be folded flat and slide fore and aft to expand the versatility of the cabin. As you would expect from a concept, the interior features lots of premium materials and high-tech goodies, including a big touchscreen display which can also be controlled by steering wheel-mounted touchpads.

The Discovery Vision Concept comes with a "see-through" hood encompassing cameras installed in the front grille that record footage and sent it to a head-up display allowing the driver to see what's up ahead through the hood and engine bay. It comes with a myriad of other technologies like Laser Terrain Scanning (creates a map of the road ahead using foglamp-mounted lasers), Laser Referencing (projects images on the road like warning triangles by using lasers), along with a next-gen Terrain Response system.

Land Rover will introduce an all-new Discovery later this year as a replacement for the five-seat Freelander and will ride on the Range Rover Evoque platform. A replacement for the seven-seat Freelander is also in the works and will come out probably in 2015.

The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept will be officially introduced tomorrow at the New York Auto Show.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

Gallery: Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept goes official ahead of New York debut [video]

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