If you’ve been paying attention to the auto show scene lately, you might know that the Land Rover DC100 Sport is basically just a convertible version of the DC100, and that both are modern reinterpretations of the iconic Defender. As it turns out, not everyone was so convinced of this, so the DC100 line has been tweaked – or, repainted, so it seems -- for its New Delhi Auto Expo debut.
Continuing its tradition of changing paint colors on the DC100 every time it shows it on a new continent, Land Rover gave the hardtop and softtop off-roaders a new Firenze red paint job for the New Delhi Auto Show this week. This comes after experimenting with baby blue for its American debut in Los Angeles, as well as sunflower yellow and silver at its original European debut in Frankfurt.
The decision to paint both cars red, according to Autocar, was that there seemed to be a bit of confusion in previous shows. Apparently, a number of bystanders somehow thought that the DC100 and DC100 Sport were too different, especially when painted in different colors. Painting them the same hue should hopefully remove whatever confusion still lingered.
Underneath the Firenze Red paintjobs, however, it’s the same DC100 and DC100 Sport that we’ve been seeing for months now, featuring whizbangery like Wade Aid, which mounts sonar in the bumpers to detect water depth and decide if the car can ford it.
The DC100 and DC100 Sport are still a ways away from production, so expect to see many more colors of the rainbow in the auto shows to come.
Source: Land Rover