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Land Rover Discovery remains vehicle of choice for Highways England

Highways England has deployed the first of a new fleet of 70 Land Rover Discoverys, building on a 15-year heritage.

The specially modified Discovery vehicles come fitted with roof light bars, a rear LED display board and black & yellow, high-visibility ‘Battenberg’ markings

The Discovery SE 3.0 Sd6 vehicles will begin patrolling England’s motorways and A-roads this month and will be in service for around four years, travelling up to 250,000 miles each.

The vehicles have been specially modified for the needs of traffic officers, including a roof-mounted light array, programmable rear LED board, black and yellow ‘Battenburg’ livery and a large reinforced load area to help officers carry equipment including lights, traffic cones and safety barriers.

Nick Harris, executive director of operations at Highways England, 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. These new vehicles will be valuable addition to our fleet and we are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover.”

Scott Dicken, Jaguar Land Rover sales director, added: “The Land Rover Discovery has always been the ultimate in versatility, comfort and ability. For 15 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 Discoverys 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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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.