The Land Rover Discovery Commercial, a load-lugging version of the Discovery SUV, has been revealed in the UK.

The Discovery Commercial junks the second and third row of seats entirely, and replaces them with a rugged plastic floor liner and 1856 litres of cargo space.

Without advertising decals stuck to the side of the car, it's hard to tell the Commercial from passenger-carrying variants. The Commercial has functioning rear doors, and a powered tailgate for boot access is standard.

In the UK, the Discovery Commercial is available with two turbo-diesel engine options: a 179kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder 'Ingenium' motor, and a 192kW 3.0-litre V6.

Despite being optimised for carrying stuff rather than people, the Discovery Commercial doesn't have the air of a stripped-out, bare-bones workhorse.

There are three trim levels (S, SE and HSE) available, with base models featuring four-wheel drive, a twin-speed transfer box, InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, air suspension, a full-size spare wheel, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), and lane-departure warning as standard.

Top-spec models also come with 20-inch alloy wheels, a 380W Meridian sound system, satellite navigation, hands-free tailgate operation, rear-view camera, keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring, and driver condition monitoring.

Australia

The Discovery Commercial goes on sale in the UK in the second quarter of 2018, priced from £40,333 ($70,411) before on-road costs. At this point, it won't be coming to Australia.