Land Rover’s Discovery 4 has been recognised at the 2012 Tow Car Awards.
The Discovery 4 reigned supreme once again, leading the field in the 1,900kg+ class and taking victory for the third consecutive year.
It was up against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Volvo XC60 and XC70, Ford Ranger, Vauxhall Antara and Toyota Hilux and came out on top once again having been the favourite since winning for the past two years.
“The big Land Rover is even better than before, thanks to the addition of an eight-speed automatic gearbox,” said Nigel Donnelly, Tow Car Awards judge and editor-in-chief for digital at Haymarket Outdoor Leisure Group.
“It’s smoother shifting than the old six-speeder and, along with tweaks to the engine, improves performance and economy.”
The Land Rover Discovery 4 is a luxurious way to travel thanks to its supple ride and roomy cabin, he continued. With seats for seven and plenty of room for luggage it is a practical towcar.
Land Rover said it is honoured to receive the award, which is a strong independent testament to the versatility and capability of the Discovery 4.
“Many of our customers choose the Discovery 4 as the perfect all-rounder; the ideal towing vehicle both commercially and recreationally, as well as being a comfortable and luxurious tourer on road with class leading capability off-road,” said marketing director Laura Schwab.
The annual test programme for the awards was started in 2007 as a joint venture between Practical Caravan, What Car? and the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Vehicles undergo an assessment programme involved real-world simulations in situations such as towing a caravan weighted to 85% of the vehicle’s kerbweight, acceleration, stability, braking and practicality tests. Consideration is also given to luggage space, electrics and technology.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 has a host of intelligent technology for safe and comfortable towing, including Trailer Stability Assist, Towing Assist and a Surround Camera System.