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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.