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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?!

My friends call me a glomad (a global nomad lest you don’t get it). That’s a particularly apt word, because I am always trawling all corners of the globe, looking for stories. As a result, I have slept in some seriously strange places – on a bed of ice in the Arctic circle, on the floor in a traditional Japanese hotel, on the sand dunes in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan … and even on the floor of a Thai cargo ship. Mostly however I tend to sleep on aircraft (if I had a dog, he would bark at me when I eventually come home). I am passionate about trucks, cars, travel, food, wine, people and hugs – so I write about all these things. Except the hugs.

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