Editor of Overlander, Trent Nikolic, explained just why the Discovery 4 picked up the awards in a recent report,
"It is not as powerful as the Discovery 4 3.0L version, but it's cheaper and the fact that you can equip it with 17 inch wheels makes it far more practical. Like the Discovery 3 before it, it is a deserved winner of the Best Overall Award and along the way it also picks up the Best Large Diesel Wagon Award."
Bettering the highly-regarded and renowned off-road specialist, Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series. The 2.7-litre turbo-diesel engine proving to be both fuel efficient and powerful enough to pull the 2-plus tonne wagon out of any mess with relative ease. The turbo also provides plenty of mud-clawing torque; 445Nm, backed up by 140kW of power.
Other Rover vehicles were also awarded in the annual ceremony. The Range Rover Vogue TDV8 picked up 'Best Luxury Vehicle' for its proud and majestic way of dealing with almost any terrain that gets thrown at it. Chris Lidis, operations director for Land Rover and Range Rover Australia was pleased by the awards and said in a recent report,
"These awards are testimony to the quality and capability of the 2010 model year Land Rover and Range Rover model range. Our customers have also embraced the model range which is vindicated by our sales results which are up by 33% on a year to date basis."
Well done Land Rover, and thanks for providing us with capable and comfortable off-road vehicles for over 60 years.