Businesses looking for a commercial vehicle with serious off-road capability and on-road presence have had their prayers answered by Land Rover.
NEW DELHI:Land Rover has introduced the 2018 model of its Discovery Sport in India, which starts at Rs 42.48 lakh (ex-showroom).
Available with either the 177kW two-litre SD4 or the 190kW three-litre TD6 turbodiesel, each driving all four wheels via an automatic transmission and high/low-range transfer box, and with suspension uprated to cope with heavy loads, United Kingdom prices range from £48 695 (R854 000) to £59 995 (R1 052 000).
Coming exclusively with four wheel drive, automatic transmission, twin-speed transfer box, air suspension and a full-size spare wheel, Land Rover's unique Terrain Response systems also optimises the vehicle's engine, gearbox, centre differential and chassis systems to match the demands of the terrain.
The Discovery Commercial retains the look of the passenger auto versions on the outside with "rear window concealment panels" sitting behind privacy glass so that the Disco van is virtually indistinguishable from the SUV - unless owners choose to give the game away with some elaborate bodywork signwriting. Cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, heated windscreen and rear window, heated door mirrors, DAB radio, hill launch assist, hill descent control and trailer stability assist are all included as standard. "Finally, HSE (a £5,200 upgrade over the SE) adds 20" wheels, keyless entry, a rear-view camera and various other tech features.
Just as Land Rover has for every generation of the Discovery to date, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery spawns a commercial version too - the poshest of vans you can buy.
The Land Rover Discovery Commercial is available to order now wit the first deliveries expected in Q2 or 2018.