Land Rover offers Commercial option for new Discovery

The most talked about Land Rover Discovery in generations now has a commercial-spec option for those who want to swap the rear two rows of family-friendly seats for an 1,856-litre tool stash.

The new 4×4 sticks with the two engines offered in the standard Disco – a 2-litre lump offering 240hp and a 3-litre six-potter putting 258hp to the floor.

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Land Rover’s Terrain Response system is standard on the vehicle and adjusts the engine, gearbox, central differential and chassis systems to match the demands of the ground.

The Discovery Commercial on the road towing a boat

Impressive load space figures measuring 1.6m long and 1.4m wide, meaning there’s plenty of space for tools and materials, while a powered tailgate takes the strain of shutting the rear hatch.

Four-wheel drive, air suspension and twin-speed transfer box and an auto transmission are all standard on the Commercial, while familiar to Discovery drivers will be the InControl Touch Pro to handle all the driver comfort options in the two front seats.

The Discovery Commercial's boot

There are still plenty of extras as standard including roll control stability, land departure warning, heated windscreen and trailer stability assist, to name a few.

On the outside, the Commercial looks identical to the standard Discovery, with the rear windows clad in privacy glass to hide any expensive gear in the back.

Despite having five fewer seats there still isn’t much change from £50,000 to get the beast on the road. It’s available now in S, SE and HSE spec and prices start at £48,695 (VAT at £8,066.67).

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