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New features for the current Discovery

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New features for the current Discovery

Post by Moose » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:55 am


• 2015 Model Year adds new technology and feature content to the Discovery
• Introduction of new SE and SE Tech models alongside existing HSE and HSE Luxury derivatives
• Increased level of personalisation with new exterior colours
• InControlTM Apps introduced providing seamless integration of popular apps with infotainment system
Whitley, UK, 12 June 2014 – Land Rover continues to celebrate 25 years of Discovery with new additions to the 2015 Model Year offering. Customers will have the option to add striking features from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model as well as gaining extra features as standard with the new SE and SE Tech additions to the derivative line up. In-car technologies also receive a boost with the introduction of Land Rover InControlTM Apps.

These enhancements are available to order on the Discovery now with customer deliveries starting from September in the UK.

“To mark 25 years of Discovery, Land Rover offered more premium luxury in the form of the XXV Special Edition. Striking attributes from this anniversary derivative are now being made available across the range for our customers to bring that level of heightened luxury into their Discovery of choice,” said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover Group Marketing Director.

“InControl Apps adds another dimension to the Discovery’s attributes and another meaning to work-life balance by enabling safe and efficient access to essential smartphone content and in-car apps from the vehicle’s touchscreen,” he added.

Introduction of new models & features

At 15 Model Year, SE becomes the new entry point to the Discovery range. With this change, customers receive additional features as standard compared to the previous entry point GS specification. These include; cruise control, front fog lights, automatic headlamps and wipers, headlamp power wash, auto dimming rear view mirror and interior foot well and door puddle lamps.

SE Tech replaces the previous XS specification and adds Xenon headlights with LED signature as standard whilst HSE variants now feature 20” alloy wheels as standard rather than the previous 19”. Customers can also bring that added touch of luxury to their Discovery of choice with the option of adding the Grand Black Lacquer wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model.

Changes to the exterior colour palette will see three new colours introduced; Aruba, Kaikora Stone and Montalcino Red replace Luxor, Ipanema Sand and Nara Bronze.

Cutting edge in-car connectivity

Land Rover InControlTM Apps is introduced as a customer option to complement the Discovery’s existing infotainment system and provide the ultimate for in-car connectivity. It brings the convenience, familiarity and original look and feel of compatible smartphone apps into the owner’s vehicle, which are displayed and controlled from the vehicle’s touchscreen.

This technology has been developed with some of the world’s leading smartphone app developers and is compatible with the latest Apple and Android smartphones. Optimised for in-car use, Land Rover InControlTM Apps offers services such as satellite-navigation, media streaming, internet radio and location services, whilst also providing easy access to the connected smartphone’s contacts, calendar and music library.

Compatible apps include Stitcher, Glympse, Sygic, Parkopedia, Hotelseeker, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, News on Board and MobileDay, the latter enabling one-touch access to voice conference calls without the need to dial a number. The range of apps is being continually expanded, with new content available every time the apps update.

The owner must download Land Rover InControlTM Apps to their smartphone from either the Apple App Store (for iPhone 5 and later) or Google Play (for Android version 4.0 and later). Once the phone is connected to the vehicle’s dedicated USB port, the owner simply taps the InControl Apps icon on the central touchscreen and selects the desired vehicle-compatible app from the menu.

UK Prices

The full five-model range and prices are as follows:

HSE Luxury




SE Tech


Commercial XS




The Discovery retains its position as the ultimate all-purpose vehicle with over 1,100,000 retail sales and 219 international awards since its launch in 1989, commending both its breadth of capability and versatility attributes. A true 7-seater with stadium seating and the capacity to carry gear in a variety of configurations, the Land Rover Discovery adapts to suit any occasion and any terrain with ease.

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