Land Rover top of class
THE new Land Rover Discovery 4 has been crowned 4x4 of the Year, by 4x4 Australia Magazine its third major award in Australia since its arrival late 2009.
Pitted head to head with the new Toyota Prado, the Discovery 4 came out in front.
Land Rover has now won the 4x4 of the Year award four of the past six years.
The Discovery 4 proved the most popular among the individual judges, with most awarding it the highest number of votes.
Land Rover Australia Marketing and PR Manager Kevin Goult said: ‘‘Since 2005 the Discovery 3 has been at the cornerstone of Land Rover’s success in Australia.
‘‘It was regarded as the ‘world’s most awarded 4WD’, receiving more than 100 awards across 17 countries globally, and the Discovery 4 is showing every sign that it will continue the legacy of its predecessor.’’
This award comes just weeks after the Discovery 4 was crowned Australia’s Best Cars, Best All Terrain 4WD for 2009 and the 2009 Drive Car of the Year — Best 4WD.
Autocar.co.uk readers have chosen the Range Rover Vogue as their Car of the Decade.
Autocar’s resident car experts nominated and championed 17 great cars launched during the past 10 years for readers to choose from.
Of more than 7500 votes, 18 per cent — nearly a fifth — were for the Range Rover Vogue.
The Range Rover saw off a strong showing from the MkII Lotus Elise, which took second place with 12.5 per cent of the vote.