This week’s What Car? awards were hosted at a ceremony in the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane. There were as many as 16 award categories, the majority of which were judged upon by a panel of motoring journalists.
In the Luxury car category the 2013 Range Rover, which moves ever closer to its launch date this month, was deemed the pick of the bunch. The large 4×4 is the most luxurious and sophisticated Range Rover yet.
It fended off some serious competition from numerous premium SUV rivals as well as several luxury saloons in the process to win this award from What Car?.
Starting from today, UK motorists will have the opportunity to see the new Range Rover up close early, as it goes on show at Perrys Land Rover Dealerships based in Halifax and Huddersfield.
The new Range Rover has had a design overhaul for its latest iteration with a sleek, more aerodynamic front end, interior revamp and more luxury equipment.
The move upmarket means even base versions are more premium than ever before, making it the best luxury SUV on the market today.
Engines include a range-topping 502bhp supercharged V8 petrol and two more frugal diesels; a 254bhp 3.0-litre diesel TDV8 and a 334bhp 4.4-litre diesel V8.
The latter offers a 22 per cent reduction in fuel consumption at 37.7mpg and just 196g/km of CO2 emissions – and for those who want an even greener drive a 169g/km diesel hybrid version is planned for 2013.
The new Range Rover’s equipment list includes satellite navigation, climate control and cruise control.
The 2013 Range Rover will start pricing for UK customers at £71,295.