Jaguar and Land Rover were very prominent during the show as well.
Jaguar showcased the CX-16 concept, their vision for the sportscar of the future. With an all-aluminium construction, this two-seater sports car features a powerful 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine in addition to an electric motor, making it a hybrid with plenty of promise. A unique feature is a button on the steering wheel which, when pressed, gives the driver a 10-second boost of torque for a burst of acceleration. The car has in its design DNA the legendary E-Type as well as nods to the XK line of sport cars, with a hint of Aston Martin as well -- after all, its designer Ian Callum has designed Astons as well!
The legendary Land Rover Defender, perhaps the most iconic off-road vehicle ever made, is also being readied for an entirely new version. On show were the DC100 and DC100 Sports concepts, both of which are a complete departure in design language from the rugged looks of the traditional Defender. The concepts are modern and futuristic. They take on a classic design, looking almost like machines from the 'Transformer' movies. Significantly, a new logo for the JLR group was unveiled, which was also a more futuristic design. Similarly, the Jaguar logo also saw a subtle change.
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