The current Land Rover Discovery SUV is to be updated with new technology and other features for the 2015 Model Year. This upgraded version of the Discovery is available to order now, with UK deliveries starting from September 2014.
25 years of the Discovery
Throughout this year Land Rover has been celebrating 25 years of the Discovery and has already revealed a concept for a new-generation model. An all-new Discovery range could launch as early as 2015, but Land Rover is giving its current Discovery some highly appealing upgrades before its production ends.
With the updated Discovery, there’s extra kit for basic and higher trim versions of the 4×4. Furthermore, customers will have the option to add features included with the XXV Special Edition anniversary model, revealed earlier this year.
From September, ‘SE’ will replace ‘GS’ as the Discovery’s basic trim level. It is priced from £41,595 and it offers more luxury kit as standard to customers. The standard kit list now includes cruise control, front fog lights, automatic headlamps and wipers and an auto dimming rear view mirror
Following SE in the updated Discovery range is the ‘SE Tech’ trim which replaces the ‘XS’ derivative. Xenon headlights with LED signatures are a new standard feature introduced by ‘SE Tech’, which is priced from £47,495.
The more luxurious ‘HSE’ trim is retained by the updated Discovery, and it now features 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, rather than the 19-inch alloys featured previously. The updated Discovery HSE is priced at £54,495.
Buyers of the updated Discovery can add an extra touch of class with the option of adding Grand Black Lacquer wood and a leather-wrapped steering wheel from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model.
Land Rover InControl Apps
Another new option for customers is the ability to use Land Rover InControl Apps on the Discovery’s existing infotainment system. This 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.
Compatible apps will allow drivers to access a wide range of services in their Discovery including satellite navigation, media streaming, internet radio and location services.
Owners simply have to download the Land Rover InControl App to their Apple or Android-run smartphone. When the phone is connected to the Discovery’s dedicated USB port, the owner can simply tap the InControl Apps icon and select the desired vehicle-compatible app.
The Land Rover InControl App also allows drivers of the updated Discovery easy access to the contacts, calendar and music library stored on their smartphone.