2015 is a special year for Land Rover as the British manufacturer is celebrating 25 years of Discovery. Earlier this year, Land Rover introduced the XXV Special Edition anniversary model of the Discovery in order the mark the 25th anniversary.
Now, for the 2015MY, the Land Rover Discovery gives its customers the possibility to add that touch of luxury to their vehicle with the option of the distinct Ebony/Cirrus dual-tone Windsor Leather seats and the Grand Black Lacquer wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
There is also a new Straight Grained Walnut wood and leather steering wheel. THe exterior can be enhanced thanks to the addition of the XXV 20-inch 5-split spoke forged alloy wheels with light silver polished finish. In addition, Land Rover offers new body colours: Aruba, Kaikoura Stone and Montalcino Red, as well as a new metallic white called Yulong that will be available at a later date.
In-car technologies receive a boost thanks to the Land Rover InControl Apps, an option that brings the original look and feel of compatible smartphone apps into the vehicle. The apps are displayed and controlled from the vehicle’s touchscreen.
Still, Land Rover will offer the InControl Apps only to key markets. 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.
Land Rover will continue to expand this list with new content available every time the apps update. Customers will be able to download the InControl Apps to their smartphone from Apple App Store and Google Play.
Under the hood, there is a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine that delivers 340 hp (250 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque. The engine has a fuel consumption of 11.5/100 km (24.6 mpg), while combined CO2 emissions stand at 259 g/km.
The 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel engine generates 211 hp (155 kW) and has a fuel consumption of 7.8 l/100 km (36.2 mpg) in the entry level version. Land Rover also offers a more powerful version of the diesel engine that generates 256 hp (188 kW) that has a fuel consumption of 8 l/100 km (35.3 mpg).