Land Rover opens the New Year in the same winning style as it closed 2012, with a major award for the all-new Range Rover. The fourth generation model has been named Luxury Car of the Year by What Car? UK.
Announcing the award at a presentation dinner in London, the magazines Editor-in-Chief Chas Hallett said: The Range Rover combines all the merits of a 4x4 with those of the finest luxury limos in the world.
The vast expanse of glass and armchair-like driving position make this a great place to travel. The sense of security brought to the mix by the high-tech four-wheel-drive system helps to make this about the most relaxing way, bar none, to cover the miles.
Accepting the award, John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: This award rewards everyone at Land Rover who has helped make the fourth generation Range Rover a landmark vehicle. At the same time as we have succeeded in delivering the highest standards of luxury, we have remained true to Land Rovers core engineering heritage to ensure there is no compromise in Range Rovers exceptional 4x4 capabilities.
The all-new Range Rover displays its luxury character in its clean, modern design, use of high quality materials and exceptional equipment features. The cool and contemporary interior makes excellent use of high technology to create a relaxing cabin environment, however, demanding the conditions outside. Key elements include a four-zone climate control system, seats with integrated massage functions, seamless connectivity for mobile devices and sophisticated LED ambient lighting.
Range Rovers advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies not only ensure supreme handling performance and safety, they also deliver exceptional comfort for everyone on board, too. The new model makes advances in this area with its new two-channel Dynamic Response active lean control, and Adaptive Dynamics with continuously variable damping.
In addition to its What Car? honour, Range Rover has also been named Top Gear magazines Luxury Car of the Year and the best 4x4 in the Sunday Times Driving supplements Top 100 Cars.