Double Honours at Tow Car Awards
The Land Rover Discovery has become the most successful model in the Tow Car Awards history with seven wins in eight years. It has claimed double honours in the Tow Car Awards it once again proved itself the class of the field in the 1900kg+ category, continuing to perform better than all its rivals, including more recently launched competitors. It is Discovery’s fifth consecutive win and its seventh award in eight years, a record unmatched by any other vehicle. The judges declared “It is going to take a really superb car to beat the Discovery. Power, performance, stability, practicality, it has the lot.”
The new Money No Object Award was bestowed on the Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic, praised by the judges as a “phenomenal tow car”. They concluded “put price aside for a moment, you won’t find a more capable heavyweight tow car. Dawdling traffic won’t be in the way for long, as the sprint from 30-60mph takes just 9.6 seconds, even with a big twin-axle caravan in tow.”
The experienced panel which put the Land Rover to the test were impressed by the ease with which it tackles towing duties, in particular its “confident and decisive” overtaking and “smooth, unflustered” manner in which it can be slowed, regardless of the weight of caravan attached. It also excelled in lane changing, motorway cruising and hill starts. The Range Rover Sport’s stability was the stand-out factor, demonstrated in the awards’ lane-change test. “Towing at 60mph feels like 40mph in the Sport, and the Range Rover seemed impervious to crosswinds, even at speeds that would have your collar felt on a British motorway,” the judges noted.
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks said “these awards are a great reward for the strength of Land Rover design and engineering. “Discovery continues to set the benchmark for its class, in spite of the arrival of newer rivals on the market, and with Range Rover Sport we are delighted that independent experts consider it offers the ultimate combination of prestige, luxury and performance.”
Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards said “the hugely popular Discovery continues to move from strength to strength and the addition of improvements in fuel economy and emissions underpins our commitment to delivering power with sustainability. As one of the world’s most stylish, capable and versatile SUVs, the Discovery is the perfect vehicle for people who enjoy living an active lifestyle to the full.”