Businesses looking for a commercial vehicle with serious off-road capability and the on-road presence of a Land Rover may have their wishes come true with the Land Rover Discovery Commercial. This is a Discovery 5 with the second and third rows of seating replaced by a load area offering 1,856 litres of space.
The Discovery Commercial retains the look of the passenger car versions on the outside with ‘rear window concealment panels’ sitting behind privacy glass so that the Discovery van is virtually indistinguishable from the SUV – unless owners choose to add some elaborate bodywork sign writing. Raise the powered tailgate, and the Discovery Commercial reveals its full load carrying potential.
All models feature the Discovery’s standard automatic gearbox with a twin-speed transfer box and all-wheel drive, while advanced air-suspension and the Terrain Response off-road driving modes also feature. Land Rover’s 2.0D SD4 diesel opens the engine range with 237bhp but you can upgrade to the 258bhp output of the 6-cylinder 3.0-litre TD6 if you so desire.
The starting price for the Discovery Commercial is just over £40,000 (+VAT). This gets you an S model with 19” alloy wheels, leather seats, air-conditioning and the InControl Touch Pro package. On top of this, cruise control, a speed limiter, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning are all standard. For a little bit more cash you get an upgraded stereo, Navigation Pro sat-nav, automatic High Beam Assist headlights and two-zone climate control. At this level, Land Rover also throws in its Pro-Services and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
The Land Rover Discovery Commercial is available to order now with the first deliveries expected in Q2 or 2018.
What do you think? Does your business warrant the addition of the Land Rover Discovery Commercial? Will it be a hit with UK businesses?
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