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Land Rover UK launches a com­mer­cial van ver­sion of the Dis­cov­ery lux­ury SUV.

FOR OP­ER­A­TORS WHO WANT to haul freight in lux­ury, Land Rover is of­fer­ing Bri­tish buy­ers a twoseat com­mer­cial ver­sion of the Land Rover Dis­cov­ery.

The sec­ond and third row seats have been re­moved to cre­ate 1856 litres of flex­i­ble load space.

Avail­able with Land Rover’s In­ge­nium 2.0-litre SD4 and 3.0-litre TD6 diesel en­gines, the Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial shares the Dis­cov­ery SUV’S fun­da­men­tal un­der­pin­nings.

They in­clude wide-spaced dou­ble-wish­bone front sus­pen­sion and multi-link rear lay­out. Land Rover says the Com­mer­cial’s sus­pen­sion de­liv­ers more re­spon­sive han­dling with­out com­pro­mis­ing all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity.

The van comes ex­clu­sively with four-wheel drive, au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, twin-speed trans­fer box, air sus­pen­sion and a full-size spare wheel.

Op­er­a­tors ac­cess the load space by a pow­ered tail­gate. The cargo area is 1635mm long, 939mm high and 1411mm wide. The boot open­ing is big enough to ac­cept loads mea­sur­ing up to 1000mm by 735mm.

The Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial has 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 takes that even fur­ther by mon­i­tor­ing driv­ing con­di­tions and au­to­mat­i­cally se­lect­ing the driv­ing modes en­sur­ing loads are de­liv­ered what­ever the ter­rain, what­ever the weather.

Re­tain­ing the Dis­cov­ery SUV’S ex­te­rior de­sign, rear win­dow con­ceal­ment pan­els are masked by pri­vacy glass so the Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial can be undis­tin­guish­able as a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle.

To launch the Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial, Land Rover teamed up with Bloom & Wild, ex­perts in pack­ag­ing and de­liv­er­ing fresh flow­ers across Bri­tain.

Be­fore Christ­mas, Bloom & Wild used the van to haul 300 mini Christ­mas trees to Bri­tain from their farm in the Nether­lands.

“Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial has al­ways been a key part of the Dis­cov­ery line-up since the

Bri­tish flo­ral de­liv­ery ex­perts Bloom & Wild used Dis­cov­ery Com­mer­cial to de­liver 300 mini Christ­mas Trees from Hol­land to Eng­land.

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