2015 Land Rover LR4 Adds New Colors, Smartphone Link

The 2015 Land Rover LR4 now offers built-in integration with popular smartphone apps. Users who download the Land Rover InControl software for Apple or Android phones can now use several apps through the SUV's built-in infotainment system.

The list of apps that work with InControl in the 2015 Land Rover LR4 comprises iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Glympse, Sygic, Parkopedia, Hotelseeker, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, News on Board, MobileDay, and Winston. The Land Rover InControl app already allowed owners to find information about their car remotely, such as fuel level and whether the windows were left open, and it can automatically dial emergency services if the airbags deploy in a crash.

There are also a handful of minor trim changes for the 2015 Land Rover LR4, consisting of the addition of a new 20-inch wheel design, four new exterior colors, the addition of side steps as standard, and the availability of ebony/cirrus two-tone leather upholstery.

As a result of the tweaks, 2015 Land Rover LR4 pricing increases slightly. The standard LR4 model now costs $51,325 with destination, up $730 from last year, while the LR4 HSE is $56,225 and the LR4 HSE LUX costs $61,525.

The Land Rover LR4 received more extensive changes last year. For 2014, the SUV swapped its aging 5.0-liter V-8 engine for a 340-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, improving fuel economy from 12/17 mpg (city/highway) to 14/19 mpg.

The 5 liter in last year's model was not an aging engine.  It is a very advanced engine, but corporate saw the MPG ratings and swapped in the 3 liter.  CAFE is a concern.  Supercharged smaller engines are the solution for now.  The aging 4.2 liter V8 was replaced in 2010 by an entirely new 5 liter V8.  That engine is offered with up to 510HP in the Land Rover and 550HP in Jaguar.
@Wolf47 Thanks Wolf47.  I totally agree with you as I currently own one (MY13) with 5.0 v8 that this article has called an "aging" engine.  I have also owned an LR3 (MY06), for six years, with the 4.4 liter V8 engine that you have mentioned as well.  The term "aging" can be used for that engine but not their, still current, top of the line 5 liter v8 which as you have mentioned is being offered as supercharged in Land Rover' top dogs, both full size Range Rover (all top trims including the Autobiography) and Range Rover Sport.
Exactly, CAFE is the concern, nothing else. 
Having owned both vehicles and have done researched and having relied on articles like these before my purchases, and then experiencing things that the press had indicated otherwise, I can tell you with experience that you just cannot trust anymore these so called "respected" authorities in the automotive press.
As far as LR' decision to put that V6 engine in this nearly 6000 pound vehicle, its a retarded move as I can tell you after having owned the 5.0 V8 for more than a year and a half, that the V8 as it is, is just (if not barely) enough.  Instead of using another vehicle from their line up (like Evoque, etc) for putting even more efficient engines to get a lower combined MPG average, they have reduced the power in the heavy LR4 even further.  And the V8 is not even offered as an option.  Its like Ford offering only a supercharged 3 liter V6 in their F150.
I maybe looking to get another vehicle soon, but due to LR not offering the V8 as an option in the LR4, my business is more likely to go somewhere else.

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