The Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 was named the Best Large 4x4 for the second year running at the What Car? Car of the Year awards ceremony in London last night.
What Car? group editor, Steve Fowler, said: "One year on, the Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 - our 2005 Car of the Year - remains a brilliant achievement and the best large 4x4 around."
He added: "Making 4x4s isn't a fashionable new departure for Land Rover - it's what they do. None of the Discovery's key rivals can match its no-nonsense image or ability in the rough, yet it's also as classy and refined as an executive saloon and as practical as an MPV."
This latest award is the Discovery 3's 67th, with honours coming in from all over the world including key developing markets for Land Rover such as Russia and China. The What Car? Best Large 4x4 award 2006 was hotly contested, with new entrants to the market - including the Mercedes ML failing to beat the all-round capability of the Discovery 3.
Land Rover's managing director, Matthew Taylor, said: "It is extremely satisfying to return one year after picking up the main Car of the Year award to collect yet another gong for the Discovery 3, especially given the level of competition in this sector in 2006. What Car? is the voice of the British consumer and we are delighted to have their endorsement once again, and with over 60,000 Discovery 3s sold around the world, it looks like the buying public is taking notice."
Priced from £26,995 to £48,495, on-the-road, the Discovery 3 is on sale now at Land Rover dealerships throughout the UK.Published 22 January 2006