The Land Rover Discovery 4 is continuing its slow move upmarket with the arrival of further high-end model derivatives. The HSE becomes available exclusively to the UK for the 2013 model year. It’s based upon the 3.0-litre 252bhp LR-SDV6 HSE, but the HSE Luxury derivative adds much needed comfort features, such as the Harmon/Kardon LOGIC 7 surround sound audio system and rear seat entertainment, whilst the interior is made even more luxurious with the addition of the Extended Leather Pack.
Also new is a Black Design Pack with 20in all-black painted wheels and a host of black trim finishers and design details such as gloss black grille and front wing vents. There are five additional body colours, and two new interior colours and trim enhancements, offering customers an even greater opportunity to personalise their car.
The infotainment system has been upgraded to include the latest generation DAB radio and a new digital TV tuner, whilst the navigation system now comes with premium features such as Off-Road guidance and 4×4 interface as standard. The 252bhp 3.0-litre LR-SDV6 continues to power the Discovery 4 with the ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, producing CO2 emissions of 230g/km and 224g/km respectively. A 211PS 3.0 litre engine continues to be available for commercial derivatives.
Clearly, the Disco 4 is chasing upmarket on the heels of the impressive new L405 generation Range Rover, with Freelander following in its wake, opening up a new entry-level slot for the DC100-based concept in 2014.
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