The Land Rover Discovery, also commonly known as the "Disco", is a series of medium to large premium SUVs, produced under the Land Rover marque, from the British manufacturer Land Rover, and later Jaguar Land Rover.
The Discovery delivers an excellent on-road drive and, of course, superb off-road capability. It will also tow up to 3,500kg (3.5 tonnes).
You can choose between the base 3.0-litre TDV6 engine, offering 210bhp, or the more powerful 3.0-litre SDV6 with its mighty 255bhp output and an incredible 600Nm of torque. Both engines drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission to a constant four-wheel drivetrain.
Being based on a leading premium SUV, the Discovery Commercial comes with constant all-wheel drive, ABS brakes with all-round ventilated discs, electronic brake assist, dynamic stability control, roll stability control and four-wheel electronic traction control.
For off-road work you also get Land Rover’s hill descent control and gradient release control systems, which prevent the vehicle running away on slippery hills. Inside the cab, the Discovery comes with four airbags, an audible seat belt warning, and auto door locking when driving away. If you're thinking of towing, the Commercial also gets Land Rover’s trailer stability assist system, which aims to prevent the trailer swaying under braking or cornering.
The Discovery Commercial is not a low-budget purchase, and this is reflected in the cab. Automatic climate control, a two-piece full bulkhead, front and side airbags, a digital radio, Bluetooth and extremely comfortable seats should keep most driver’s happy.
Being based on a premium SUV, the Discovery 4 Commercial is unsurprisingly a pleasure to drive. The base TDV6 offers a more than healthy 210bhp and the optional SDV6 model comes with a mighty 255bhp, which is enough to propel the big Land Rover along swiftly. The eight-speed automatic transmission slurs imperceptibly between gears, though you also get paddles behind the steering wheel if you want more control. Once in the higher gears, the revs drop away and the Discovery becomes an accomplished motorway cruiser.