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Land Rover launches two commercial vehicles

Land Rover is aiming to increase its impact in the commercial vehicle sector with the launch of two new commercial vehicles at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle show at the NEC, Birmingham tomorrow.

The new Discovery Commercial is based on the Series II model that first made its appearance in 1998 and will be available powered by the 2.5 litre, five-cylinder Td5 diesel engine.

The Freelander Commercial is now available in 2001 model year form and with 1.8 litre, four-cylinder petrol engine or the new 2.0 litre, four-cylinder common rail diesel Td4 engine.

Both the Discovery and Freelander commercials will be on display on the Land Rover stand at the NEC, Birmingham.

The Discovery Commercials are priced at £22,795 on-the-road. Freelander Commercial is priced at £16,305 for the 1.8i and £17,505 for the Td4 (on-the-road). The Freelander and Discovery Commercials will go on sale in May.

The new Discovery Commercial is a fully engineered conversion of the Series II five-door vehicle produced at Land Rover Special Vehicles at Solihull. The vehicle retains a full five-door layout with fixed black opaque security glass in the rear windows. The new Discovery Commercial is fitted with Self-Levelling Suspension (SLS) as standard to provide stability under all load conditions.

An ABS braking system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), four-wheel Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) is also standard. Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) is available as an option.

The new Freelander Commercial is based on the Freelander 2001 model year vehicle. The latest Freelander has 70% new content and features two new power units including the Td4 diesel engine available on the Freelander Commercial.

The 2.0 litre, four-cylinder Td4 engine is a common rail, twin overhead camshaft design with a Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT) turbo charger. This design provides smooth delivery of power and torque with low emissions and exceptional fuel economy. The Freelander Commercial is available with a new five-speed manual gearbox or, as an option, a new five-speed automatic gearbox with 'Steptronic'. The well proven, lightweight 1.8 litre, four-cylinder petrol engine is also available with a five-speed manual gearbox only.

As well as the new power units, the new Freelander Commercial benefits from the latest Freelander improvements, including up-rated suspension and steering for improved handling, a new ABS braking system incorporating Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), four-wheel Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) and a host of interior improvements. The Freelander Commercial is available with a wide range of options including those specifically designed for the commercial user.

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