Land Rover Discovery 4 update due November
7th July, 2011
- Winner of 36 awards since launch in 2009
- Entry-level audio and navigation systems revised and all compatible with Bluetooth & USB/iPod
- Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7 now boasts 17 speakers and 825W of power
- Rear Seat Entertainment now available via WhiteFireTM wireless technology
- 'Say What You See' voice activation system
Australia will continue to receive the existing and outstanding 2.7 TDV6 and the 180 kW version of the SDV6
3.0, plus the powerful 5.0 V8 all equipped with the ultra-refined 6-speed automatic transmission with command
Land Rover Discovery Discovery 4's design and equipment levels have been given a make-over for 12MY. There
are two new alloy wheel designs, two new option packs and improved audio and navigation systems based on the
latest MOST Gen 2.1 electrical architecture. The entry-level audio system has now been upgraded with a colour
screen replacing the previous black and white unit and standard with Bluetooth, and available with USB/iPod
connectivity. Also for the first time, the audio system is available with a non-navigation touch-screen. The
new GEN 2.1 provides enhancements to the Premium Harmon Kardon LOGIC 7 system with an astonishing 825W of power
through a 17-speaker system whilst the new 'Say What You See' voice command on premium systems allows the
driver to use spoken shortcut commands.
Two new option packs
Two new option packs are available to customers for 2012 - the Technology Pack, HSE Luxury Pack and the
Vision Assist Pack.
The Technology Pack includes Premium Navigation incorporating 4x4i off-road navigation, as well as 'Say What
You See' voice activation and Parking Aids for the front and rear with rear view cameras.
The Vision Assist Pack has Xenon Adaptive Front Headlamps including Cornering Lamps, Automatic Headlamps
with High Beam Assist and the Surround Camera System including Approach Lamps, Tow Assist and Tow Hitch
Detail and design improvements for 2012
For 2012, crisp new steering column stalks with chrome bezels provide clearer symbols and a new premium
pebble-like design to the smart key makes it both more attractive and easier to carry. Externally a new 19”
alloy wheel comes as standard on the HSE, the 11MY HSE wheel is applied to the SDV6 SE derivative whilst a
Gloss Black 20” 5 split-spoke wheel design and extended Satin Black roof rails are available as customer
options across the range.
Audio, Navigation and Rear Seat Entertainment move up to another level
Discovery 4 audio systems have been rationalised and improved for 2012 and the electrical architecture
upgraded to the latest MOST Gen 2.1. A new, entry level 8-speaker system with colour display replaces the
previous system with black and white display. The entry level system also has Bluetooth and USB/iPod
connectivity. The Hi-ICE Harman Kardon System has been upgraded from 9-speakers to 11-speakers and the output
boosted from 240W to a substantial 380W. The Premium Harman Kardon LOGIC 7 system has seen the most dramatic
improvement, from 14 to 17 speakers and an almost unbelievable increase in output power from 480W to a
The higher end touch-screen audio systems were previously available only in conjunction with a navigation
system but are now available independently. Navigation is available in two levels - Base and Premium, with the
latter enhanced with voice activation. Touch screens have been revised with a new, contemporary style and a
'Virtual CD Autochanger' on models equipped with hard-disc navigation allows storage of up to 10 albums in
uncompressed format on the same hard drive. 'Say What You See' voice activation gets over the problem of
memorising commands and prompts the driver by displaying commands in a step-by-step format on the screen. Voice
commands can be run together as shortcuts and the system is activated by the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button on the
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) is now equipped with a single slot DVD drive in the audio head unit so the disc
can be conveniently loaded from inside the cabin. This new system replaces the previous six DVD Changer accessed
through the luggage compartment. The rear seat audio system is operated by new powerful wireless technology
called WhiteFireTM via cordless headphones, and can also be controlled by remote control. The system supports
connectivity with games consoles and video playback of MP4 files stored on USB.
The phonebook capacity for the Discovery 4 has increased significantly for 2012 from 700 entries to several
thousand, whilst the TFT Message Centre interface has been redesigned to display audio, phone and navigational
Land Rover Homelink takes the hassle out of homecoming
Returning home is just that little bit easier for owners with remote opening gates or garage doors. The
Homelink option is packaged with High Beam Assist and can learn the frequencies of most transmitters used to
operate automated garage doors and gates. The press of a button is all it takes to operate.
Australian deliveries will commence from November this year, just weeks after the UK release. Pricing will
be announced closer to launch.