12 July, 2014
Land Rover continues to celebrate 25 years of Discovery with the option for customers to add striking features from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model revealed earlier this year
These enhancements are available to order on the 15MY Discovery now with customer deliveries commencing in November 2014.
“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. Land Rover continues to celebrate 25 years of Discovery with the option for customers to add striking features from the XXV Special Edition anniversary model revealed earlier this year
Added luxury and premium detailing
The XXV Special Edition Discovery built on existing levels of luxury from the HSE derivative. Customers can now bring that added touch of luxury to their Discovery of choice with the option of the distinct Ebony/Cirrus Dual-tone Windsor Leather seats and the Grand Black Lacquer wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel. A new Straight Grained Walnut wood and leather steering wheel also becomes available, with respective wood veneer sets offered as an additional customer option with both steering wheel designs to further enhance the premium feel of the interior.
The exterior can also be enhanced with the addition of the XXV 20-inch 5-split spoke forged alloy wheels with a light silver polished finish, increasing the number of 20-inch wheel styles to four. New body colours also become available. Aruba, Kaikoura Stone and Montalcino Red will be offered from start of sales followed by a new premium metallic white called Yulong joining the range at a later date.
Efficient engine packages
The Land Rover Discovery continues to drive power and all-terrain capability with efficient diesel and petrol engine options when matched with the fuel-stretching and refined ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged is the petrol engine of choice for the Discovery, generating 250kW@6,500rpm with 450Nm of torque. Combined CO2 emissions stand at 269g/km, down from 328g/km on the 2013 model year 5.0-litre V8 petrol which delivered 14.1l/100km. Fuel consumption on the 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged sees this figure improved to 11.5l/100km.
The 155kW 3.0-litre TDV6 remains the diesel engine entry level option, delivering 7.8l/100km and a CO2 figure of 207g/km on a combined cycle. The higher-powered 183kW 3.0-litre SDV6 gives an equivalent fuel consumption figure of 8.0l/100km and 213g/km.
The 15MY Discovery is equipped with the rotary gear shift selector and steering wheel-mounted paddle shift and controls, now available with optional Adaptive Cruise Control to allow the driver to maintain a gap between them and the vehicle ahead for more relaxed motorway driving.
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.
Pricing and specifications for the 15MY Discovery range will be released shortly.
The prestigious honour is judged by 20 of the region's most respected motoring journalists, including the editors of Autocar magazine in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Collectively, jury members have nearly 200 years of experience writing about and testing cars.
Placing the Range Rover ahead of five other shortlisted new cars, they said:"The new Range Rover is everything a Range Rover is, only better. It pampers you more than some of the best luxury cars in the world and has the go-anywhere capability of a hardcore off-roader. Its sheer breadth of talents have rightfully earned it the title of this year's Autocar Asian Car of the Year."
Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, commented: "To win an award judged by so many experienced and respected journalists is a huge honour for the company. Asia is a fast-expanding market for us. We've listened to our Asian customers and developed tailor-made solutions to address our customers' values and enhance their experiences.
"We're delighted the car's excellence has been recognised. This accolade confirms Range Rover's position at the pinnacle of capability and refinement."
The fourth generation of the luxury SUV to wear the Range Rover badge has been redeveloped to stand as the ultimate car. The new Range Rover is the world's first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium body. The result of this pioneering approach is a vehicle which is up to 420kg lighter than its predecessor.
The Range Rover is the marque's flagship model for luxury and refinement. The cabin is dominated by strong architectural forms, with elegant surfaces finished in the finest leathers and veneers. To allow customers to create their perfect bespoke vehicle, the unique ambience of the new Range Rover can be extensively personalised with a range of colours, finishes and special detailing, from the immaculately-trimmed colour-themed interiors of the exclusive Autobiography series, to the stylish range of alloy wheels up to 22 inches in diameter.
The Range Rover also stands apart through the diversity of models and breadth of customer choice available. As well as the standard vehicle, the long wheelbase Range Rover offers discerning consumers the ultimate luxury SUV alternative to traditional limousines.
Unlike other luxury vehicles, it offers performance and handling on all terrains thanks to its exceptional ground clearance. Outstanding traction and dynamic stability is provided by the proven Range Rover full-time intelligent 4WD system, with a two-speed transfer box working in parallel with the sophisticated electronic traction control systems. Its unique capabilities include a wading depth of 900mm and a 3,500kg trailer towing capability, the highest in its class.
Range Rover customers have a choice of two petrol and three diesel engines along with a hybrid, all paired with a smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmission. Each powertrain represents a significant advance in sustainability. Last year three prototype Range Rover diesel hybrids completed a gruelling 16,000km, 53-day journey from Solihull to Mumbai, India.