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  • The new Land Rover Discovery achieves Auto Express’ “2017 Car of the Year” award
  • The 2017 Discovery has achieved over 12,000 sales since customer deliveries started, with 4,000 orders placed before it even went on sale
  • The award-winning Land Rover Discovery is available from £43,495

Whitley, UK, 28 June 2017 – UK automotive magazine Auto Express is the latest publication to recognise the new Land Rover Discovery’s peerless performance, awarding it the coveted ‘Car of the Year’ title at its awards ceremony in London last night.

Recognised for its unique blend of practicality, versatility, refinement and off-road credentials, this latest accolade celebrates the evolution of the Discovery lineage. Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said, The latest Land Rover Discovery is a real step up in terms of technology, design and capability from its predecessor. It’s the ultimate expression of Land Rover’s blend of ability, luxury and practicality, and we are thrilled that it is getting the recognition it deserves with this ‘Car of the Year’ title.”

Flexible seating configurations designed for modern life is one of the technology features Auto Express’ rigorous testers examined. The spacious cabin accommodates seven full-sized adults comfortably and can be instantly configured from a smartphone using world-first remote ‘Intelligent Seat Fold technology’. Features such as a generous 2,406 litres of luggage space, best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity, nine USB ports, and semi-autonomous safety technology, won favor with the judges.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said, “The new Discovery is an incredible vehicle, combining Land Rover's traditional on and off-road brilliance with a level of luxury this class hasn't seen before. It also boasts a level of practicality, tech, refinement and efficiency that make it a massively desirable and deserving car of the year."

The new Discovery joins its smaller sibling, the Discovery Sport, in Land Rover’s Discovery family of vehicles. The Discovery family couples Land Rover’s world-beating all-terrain performance with all the technology and flexible features required for modern living. Whether for work of for leisure, the Discovery family is available in a multitude of engine and seating options and can be tailored for purpose with a host of accessories and options.

This award marks the second consecutive year that a Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle has taken the top gong at Auto Express’ annual prize-giving. In 2016 the Jaguar F-PACE was voted the best car of the year by the experts at Britain’s biggest weekly car magazine.

You can browse and configure your own Discovery at Prices start from £43,495.


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Editors’ Note:

  • Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true breadth of capability across the model range. Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's 4x4 sectors. Land Rover products are currently sold in approximately 180 global markets.

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New Land Rover Discovery, Auto Express’ “Car of The Year 2017”

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