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New Disco celebrates 25 years

Snapshot: The XXV Special Edition of the Land Rover Discovery adds smart new features to this already very capable mud-lugger

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.

 “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.

In the 2015 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.

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.

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.

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