Land Rover is showcasing the DC100 as well as the DC100 Sport – first seen in Frankfurt – at the LA Auto Show, which begins tomorrow, and the company says the concepts have undergone a bit of tweaking since their unveiling in September.

The concepts now ride on optimised off-road 20-inch alloy wheels shod with Cooper all-terrain tyres, and the DC100 now also features expedition accessories, with a raised air-intake ‘snorkel’ for wading and a roof rack among them. Their North American introduction is all part of the company’s plan to explore the possibility of the future Defender – due in 2015 – being brought into the US.