What a Discovery!

An awesome new Land Rover Discovery has gone on sale in the United Kingdom. It’s called the Discovery Commercial and it’s a rather sexy alternative to a van or bakkie.

Instead of seats in the second and third row, it comes with a rather handy 1 856 litres of cargo space.

Available with Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0D SD4 179 kW and 3.0D TD6 192 kW engines, the Discovery Commercial shares the fundamental underpinnings of the regular Discovery, so you can deliver that load in comfort, sweetie darlings!

The Discovery Commercial comes exclusively with four-wheel drive, an automatic transmission, twin-speed transfer box, air suspension and a full-size spare wheel. It also comes with Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response systems which optimise the vehicle to match the demands of the terrain.

No destination is, therefore, too remote or challenging! It’s also extremely easy to load – thanks to a powered tailgate and the boot aperture is large enough to accept loads measuring up to 1 000 x 735 mm.

Retaining the exterior design of the regular Discovery, the rear window concealment panels are masked by privacy glass – so the Discovery Commercial doesn’t necessarily look like a commercial vehicle, which is somewhat cool.

The Discovery Commercial is priced from £48 695 (R824 587) – and I reckon it rocks. Who needs a boring bakkie or a vexing van when you can drive a Disco? Sadly, there are no plans to bring it to South Africa – but a girl can live in hope, huh?!

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Charleen Clarke

CHARLEEN CLARKE is editorial director of FOCUS. While she is based in Johannesburg, she spends a considerable amount of time overseas, attending international transport events – largely in her capacity as associate member of the International Truck of the Year Jury.
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