Land Rover will highlight ideas for updating the iconic Defender SUV with the DC100 (Defender Concept 100) study at the Frankfurt auto show.
The British brand plans to introduce a fresh version of the rugged, boxy off-roader in 2015.
"We are determined that the new Defender will be true to its heritage, while meeting the requirements of a changing global market," said John Edward Land Rover's global brand director.
Said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director, said: "Replacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive design world; it is a car that inspires people worldwide. This isn't a production-ready concept but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century."
Land Rover will unveil the DC100 concept in Frankfurt on September 13.