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International Land Rover site shows Apple CarPlay Option Pack for new Discovery

With a tip from a reader earlier today we saw the Smartphone Pack option available to add to the build of a new Discovery.  At first I didn’t see it on the USA or UK site but when accessing through the Land Rover International home page, which often does have things you don’t normally see, we find the new option pack that adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Both are described as such and yes even the Android Auto screen says “Simply connect your iPhone”:

A simple and intuitive interface. Designed to minimise distraction so that you can stay focused on the road. Simply connect your iPhone via USB and control compatible apps on the in-car Touchscreen.

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Jaguar Land Rover has been on the CarPlay list since its inception but never shipped in a vehicle.  We even found Apple CarPlay icons in an early InControl Touch Pro build.

 

Does this mean it’s really coming this time?

Land Rover has revealed the Discovery SVX – the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures

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NEW DISCOVERY SVX: LAND ROVER REVEALS ALL-TERRAIN CHAMPION AT FRANKFURT IAA

· New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain

· Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres

· Specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery

· Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018

· Prospective customers and Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to register their interest in new Discovery SVX at www.landrover.com

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Frankfurt, Germany, 12 September 2017 – Land Rover has revealed the Discovery SVX – the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures.

Discovery SVX, launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, adds extreme all-terrain capability to the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) product triangle. SVX will sit alongside the acclaimed Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography, which are hallmarks for outstanding on-road performance and supreme luxury respectively.

Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover hand-assembled by expert craftsmen at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK when production begins in 2018.

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August 2017 software updates bring these enhancements to the 2017 Range Rover and others

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PATHFINDER Software Release – 0030, dated 8/2017

Applies to:
17MY Range Rover / L405
17MY Range Rover Sport / L494
17MY Discovery / L462
18MY Range Rover Velar / L560

This update includes the following enhancements to InControl Touch Pro:

Improvements to the system. This is to address concerns relating to the touch screen being blank following a vehicle restart after an immediate shutdown.

Improvements to the camera system. This is to resolve concerns relating to the message ‘Camera system not available, consult your Dealer’ displaying when reverse gear is selected.

Improvements to Bluetooth phone call handling. This is to address concerns relating to Bluetooth audio sound not muting or lowering when receiving phone calls, and the navigation guidance overriding the phone call audio.

Improvements to voice commands. This is to address concerns relating to the feedback accent not being heard when using voice commands, and the selection of phone categories when using voice commands in Spanish.

Improvements to the navigation system. This is to address concerns relating to the navigation guidance continuing after reaching the destination, and the navigation system forgetting the destination and returning to the default screen. This will also address concerns where the navigation icon is displayed but not usable (Japanese vehicles only).

Improvements to media handling. This is to resolve concerns relating to the user being unable to switch the audio source, and the tune scan displaying indefinitely (SDARS only).

Land Rover iGuide, great interactive and informative owners manual for the new Discovery

Got tweeted about it this morning(Thank you Peter!) and checked it out immediately.  While just for the All-New Discovery now, it will be great to see how it expands across the "Range". 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/land-rover-iguide/id1183433754?mt=8

Really informational and functional, using both the standard text/images and augmented reality to help advise.  Great use of FAQs too.

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But as with most Land Rover stuff, little proofing/inconsistency when it comes to the text.  And they must not care because they rarely fix it.  The capitalization is all over the place when abbreviating their own features.  When they pull the content directly from the online manual it’s fine, when it’s used elsewhere it’s not.

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The new Land Rover Discovery Pricing

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US Pricing, on sale from mid-2017

Discovery SE, 3.0L S/C V6, 340hp
$49,990

Discovery HSE, 3.0L S/C V6, 340hp
$56,950

Discovery HSE Td6 (diesel), 3.0L T/C V6, 254hp
$58,950

Discovery HSE Luxury, 3.0L S/C V6, 340hp
$63,950

Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 (diesel), 3.0L T/C V6, 254hp
$65,950

Discovery First Edition, 3.0L S/C V6, 340hp
$73,950

UK Pricing, on sale from Spring 2017

Discovery S
£43,495 OTR

Discovery SE
£49,495 OTR

Discovery HSE
£56,995 OTR

Discovery HSE Luxury
£62,695 OTR

Discovery First Edition
£68,295 OTR (Limited to 600 in the UK)