THE FAREWELL DISCOVERYSThe 2015 MODEL year range of Discovery models has now been announced by Land Rover. Given the arrival next year of the new Discovery range, this could be the last revamp of the highly successful Discovery 4 range. It also marks the 25 years of Discovery, and as you might expect there’s a new XXV Special Edition anniversary model available. The XXV Special Edition notably gets the new InControl Apps Options.

All models in the range get updates. The entry level SE now has additional features as standard compared to the previous entry point GS specification, including 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.

Next up, the SE Tech replaces the previous XS specification and adds Xenon headlights with LED signature as standard. The HSE variants now have 20 inch alloy wheels as standard. HSE also has the Grand Black Lacquer wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model as an optional extra. The colour range has also been extended with three new colours introduced; Aruba, Kaikora Stone and Montalcino Red replace Luxor, Ipanema Sand and Nara Bronze.

Land Rover InControl Apps is said to offer ‘the ultimate for in-car connectivity’. Owners must download the Land Rover InControl App to their smartphone from either the Apple App Store (for iPhone 5) or Google Play (for Android version 4.0). 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. This then allows owners access to a range of compatible Apps including 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, as well as satellite navigation, media streaming, internet radio and location services. Drivers will also have easy access to the connected smartphone’s contacts, calendar and music library.

Prices for the 2015 Discovery range start from £41,595 for the entry level SE, up to £59,965 for the HSE Luxury model.

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