Land Rover drivers in many markets can now order navigation system map updates through a new online facility – and by selling direct to customers rather than via dealers, many disks can be offered at less than half the original price, the automaker said.


Phil Popham, Land Rover MD, said: “The ability to obtain the latest map information on-line gives our customers a simple, cost effective method of keeping their navigation systems updated.”


Online ordering is available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United States with other countries to follow. Pan–European and North American DVDs are being sold at GBP129 with CDs of individual countries at GBP99.


Once the car model and year of manufacture have been entered, the right disk or package of disks for that system is automatically identified.


There are three different navigation systems currently in use in Land Rover vehicles and upated NAVTEQ maps are available for all.


Some also include traffic message channel codes on motorways in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.


The website also has details of what has been added with the map updates.


For example, Navteq has added nearly 200,000 kilometres (120,000 miles) and over 50,000 points of interest to the pan-European DVD since the last Land Rover release.