The Land Rover Discovery 4, launched in September 2009, has been awarded 'Britain's Best Towcar' in the annual Practical Caravan, The Camping & Caravanning Club & What Car? Towcar awards 2010.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS, which features a class-leading 3500kgs towing ability and comes with optional intelligent towing technologies such as Tow Assist and Trailer Stability Assist, won its class and the overall title emphatically against tough competition from the likes of the Mercedes Benz E350 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport Estate, the Volvo XC60 D5 SE Geartronic, the Range Rover Sport 3.0-litre TDV6 HSE and the Kia Sedona 2.2 CRDi 3 auto.
David Motton, Towcar editor, Practical Caravan hailed the Land Rover Discovery 4's all round capability, saying: "The Land Rover Discovery 4 is an exceptional car. The old model was one of our favourite towcars, but the new Discovery 4 improves upon it in just about every area. It's hard to say whether the 3.0-litre engine or the superb ride and handling deserve top billing.
"Most cars picked up far lower scores for practicality than for towing, a sign that manufacturers really need to think harder about towcar drivers' needs. Land Rover leads the way, though. With its full-size spare, self-levelling suspension, Trailer Stability Programme, huge boot and many more practical features, the Discovery 4 ticks more boxes than just about any other car. It's the best car in this year's tests by some margin and a more than worthy overall winner," he continued.
Anthony Bradbury, marketing director, Land Rover UK, said: "This is a hugely significant award for the Discovery 4 - which was comprehensively updated last year - and a true testament of the vehicle's overall capability, package and refinement. With seating for seven, powered by the new LR-TDV6 3.0-litre diesel engine which delivers better fuel economy and a whopping 600Nm of torque, and a number of new, user-friendly technologies, it is the ideal towing vehicle and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way by Practical Caravan, The Camping & Caravanning Club and What Car?"
Priced from £35,640 on the road, the Land Rover Discovery 4 is on-sale now at Land Rover dealerships throughout the UK.Published 16 June 2010