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01/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 12:52

Land Rover announces commercial Discovery

Land Rover has introduced a commercial version of its Discovery SUV.

Discovery Commercial removes the second and third row of passenger seats from the standard car to give 1,856 litres of load space, accessed via a powered tailgate. The Discovery Commercial also retains the powered inner tailgate system, preventing unsecured loads from falling. The load space measures over 1.6m long and 1.4m wide with an aperture large enough to accept a load up to 1000mm x 735mm.

Underneath the Discovery Commercial retains the same mechanical layout, meaning four-wheel-drive, an automatic transmission with twin-speed transfer box and air suspension are all fitted as standard. Two engine options are available; a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit offering 237bhp and a six-cylinder 3.0-litre with 254bhp. A Terrain Response system is fitted as standard, allowing optimization of the vehicle systems for off-road conditions, with a fully-automatic Terrain Response 2 system available as an option. Passengers benefit from the same comforts and features from the standard car, including safety systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.

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.'