Land Rover Discovery Now Available In Commercial Guise
Andy Harris, Motoring and Property Editor
On sale today is a new commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery. Gone are the second and third rows of seats to be replaced by 1,856 litres of flexible load space.
Available with Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0D SD4 240HP and 3.0D TD6 258HP engines, Discovery Commercial shares the fundamental underpinnings of the Discovery, from its wide-spaced double-wishbone design at the front to its advanced multi-link layout at the rear, the Discovery Commercial’s suspension delivers more responsive handling without compromising Land Rover’s hallmark all-terrain capability.
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Fitted solely with Discovery’s front row seating; driver comfort and convenience remain unchanged with InControl Touch Pro featuring as standard.
The second and third row seating has been replaced with 1,856 litres of hard-wearing load-space.
Accessed by a powered tailgate and benefiting from Discovery’s innovative powered inner tailgate, Discovery Commercial’s load-space measures 1,635mm long, 939mm high and 1,411mm wide.
The boot aperture is large enough to accept loads measuring up to 1000 x 735mm.
Discovery Commercial comes with Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response systems which optimise the vehicle’s engine, gearbox, centre differential and chassis systems to match the demands of the terrain.
Optional Terrain Response 2 system enhances this even further by monitoring driving conditions and automatically selecting the driving modes ensuring loads are delivered whatever the terrain, whatever the weather.
Retaining the exterior design of Discovery, rear window concealment panels are masked by privacy glass so Discovery Commercial can be undistinguishable as a commercial vehicle if desired.
Discovery Commercial features a host of technology, convenience features and driver aids necessary when transporting loads for business.
InControl Touch Pro, cruise control and speed limiter, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, heated windscreen and rear window, heated door mirrors, DAB radio, InControl Protect, Tyre Pressure Monitoring system, Hill Launch Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, Gradient Acceleration Control, Hill Descent Control and Trailer Stability Assist all come as standard.
To launch the Discovery Commercial, Land Rover teamed up with Bloom & Wild, experts in packaging and delivering fresh flowers to letterboxes across the country.
The new Discovery Commercial, wrapped in Bloom & Wild livery hauled 300 mini Christmas trees back to the UK from their farm in the Netherlands in time for the festive season.
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks said
“Discovery Commercial has always been a key part of the Discovery line-up since the Discovery 1, but the latest version brings new levels of practicality, versatility and premium levels of comfort that showcase the vehicle’s hard-working DNA.”
Priced from £48,695 on the road (VAT at £8,066.67), Discovery Commercial is available in S, SE and HSE available with both 2.0 SD4 and 3.0 TD6 engines.
Land Rover Discovery Now Available In Commercial Guise, 18th December 2017, 16:08 PM