Land Rover’s rugged 4×4 SUV has taken the title for the second year in the row and confirmed the British-based manufacturer’s dominance of the awards after the Freelander 2 took the title in 2008 and 2009.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 boasts a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine delivering 244hp, providing all the power needed for towing and traversing off-road terrain.
The Discovery 4 comes with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, the industry-leading off-road technology designed to offer five different settings depending on conditions.
Diesel Car Editor Iain Robertson explained the decision behind the award: "If there is a more all-round capable car than the Discovery 4, we have yet to encounter it. With the latest generation Discovery you get everything you need to drive absolutely everywhere."
The Land Rover finished comfortably ahead of the likes of the BMW X5 to take the title, cementing Land Rover’s position at the top of the 4×4 market.
Colin Green, Managing Director Land Rover UK said: "We are thrilled to receive this award, doing so for a second year running shows that the Discovery 4 continues to hold a clear advantage over its market rivals."
The Discovery 4 is available in entry-level GS specification or the equipment packed XS and HSE trim levels.
All models come with a premium interior trim, automatic climate control, an audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. Xs models add a touch screen connectivity, DAB radio and a hard disc.
Finally, range-topping HSE models include a panoramic sunroof, leather interior and a high-spec sound system including 14 speaker surround sound and DSP amplifier.
Land Rover Discovery 4 prices start from £36,785 for GS models. XS models start from £43,385 and HSE versions start from £50,785.