Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas along with Land Rover USA would like to proudly announce the arrival of the Discovery Vision Concept car that swept the 2014 New York International Auto Show last month!
The Discovery Vision Concept will showcase the essence of a future family of SUVs built on Land Rover’s key principles of emotive design, unrivalled capability and ultimate versatility, taken to new levels using new customer-focused advanced technologies.
This astonishing new Concept vehicle features “Transparent Hood” virtual imaging technology which is designed as an aid in off-road driving and tight spaces. Using camera images projected onto a full width heads up display at the bottom of the windshield, this technology provides visibility of what is underneath and directly front of the car, with visualizations of otherwise hidden obstacles. Advanced technology is being developed at Land Rover to create a digital view of the terrain ahead by making the front of the car ‘virtually’ invisible. Cameras located at the front of the vehicle capture data and are used to feed a Heads-Up Display across the bottom of the windshield, effectively creating a ‘see-through’ view of the terrain through the hood and engine bay, breaking new ground in visual driver assistance.
“Discovery has been pivotal in helping to build the foundations of the Land Rover brand,” said Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover. “It is admired all over the world and loved by its strong customer base. We have created the Vision Concept to share the essence of Land Rover’s new age of Discovery and to debut a new, compelling, relevant design direction that connects on an emotional level with customers of today and tomorrow.”
All of us at Land Rover Austin were thrilled to meet and greet the glamorous guests, all of whom we had a blast with, at this year’s Umlauf Garden Party that took place last month!
We ushered in the festivities with breathtaking exhibits and sculptures as well as a heritage rich F-Type! Hardly anyone could resist a chance to hear and feel the roar of this truly magnificent machine!
This memorable event took place in the sculpture garden and provided educational experiences that encouraged the understanding and appreciation of sculpture, and exhibited the work of Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting. We wined and dined the night away and then enjoyed the curated auction that was full of one-of-a-kind items from Austin’s own luminaries, and featured original pieces of art, eclectic items, and specialty services from local businesses.
All of the Garden Party proceeds went towards the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum’s education programs and long-term garden restoration project.
If you missed out on the event then hopefully we will see you next year, but don’t forget that you can still come see us here at Land Rover Austin to view our awesome lineup of new and pre-owned Land Rovers, as well as the meanest and most luxurious sports car on the road today, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type!
Throughout the year, Land Rover proudly features exclusive Owner’s Day events at each of our Driving Schools. Unique from typical driving school experiences, these events encourage owners to bring and drive their own vehicle, as well as to spend the day with other Land Rover owners to test the limits of these extraordinary SUVs.
Land Rover Experience Driving Schools provide a unique opportunity to take advantage of the unparalleled capabilities your vehicle has to offer. Accompanied by a professional Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor, you will learn to properly navigate steep ascents and descents, pick the right line on side tilts, and maintain vehicle control in challenging off-road settings. No matter if you are an avid enthusiast, seasoned adventurer or curious novice, each lesson will be customized to your individual skill level, so you are assured of going up against exciting yet appropriate terrain.
DATES FOR 2014:
– February 23
– May 18
– August 3
– November 9
Owner’s Day events will not take place at every Driving School on every date above. Please call Land Rover Austin to find out the details of each event and to sign up. Locations include the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, the Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont, the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec and the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California.
You and a guest will get to explore the unsurpassed off-road capabilities of your vehicle at one of these world-class Land Rover Experience Driving School locations. Your half day of instruction includes breakfast and lunch, and when your day of off-road adventuring is done, your evening will be spent amid the comfort and grandeur afforded by the world-class resort where your lesson will be held.
Call today to sign up for the upcoming event taking place on May 18th, but you better hurry as spots are filling up fast!