Land Rover delivers first of 70 Discovery patrol vehicles

Land Rover delivers first of 70 Discovery patrol vehicles

The large SUVs will be used on motorways and A-roads for patrolling.

Land Rover has delivered the first of 70 specially-modified Discovery cars to Highways England.

The 3.0-litre Sd6 vehicles in SE trim come with special equipment and will be in service for the next four years – with the cars expected to cover 250,000 miles each.

Land Rover Discovery Highways England

Each Discovery has been adorned in Highways England’s yellow and black checkerboard livery, while a roof-mounted light bar, rear LED light board and a reinforced load area in the back are also fitted. Lights, traffic cones and safety barriers included with the vehicles, too.

The traffic officers will also need to tow stranded vehicles and the Discovery comes with a 3,500kg towing capacity – allowing for easier recovery.

Nick Harris, Highways England executive director of operations, said: “Having the right equipment and vehicles for our traffic officers is essential. It allows us to deliver the high levels of customer service and support drivers expect from us while we work to keep England’s motorways and major A-roads running smoothly round the clock.

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Land Rover Discovery Highways England

“These new vehicles will be valuable addition to our fleet and we are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover.”

Jaguar Land Rover sales director, Scott Dicken, said: “The Land Rover Discovery has always been the ultimate in versatility, comfort and ability. For fifteen years it has been a trusted workhorse for Highways England, and it gives me great pleasure to see the latest generation Discovery continuing that legacy.

“Highways England works tirelessly to keep England’s motorists moving and we are proud that this fleet of Land Rover Discovery’s has been chosen to keep the team mobile and equipped with everything they need to take on the toughest challenges whatever the location, whatever the conditions.”

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