Land Rover Discovery wins 2017 Carsales Car of the Year
- Land Rover’s fifth-generation Discovery is the 2017 Carsales Car of the Year.
- The new Land Rover Discovery is a full-sized, three-row, seven-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility
- Lightweight aluminium construction saves 480kg, delivering enhanced efficiency and CO2 emissions from 166g/km
- Best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity and semi-autonomous Advanced Tow Assist take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres
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Land Rover’s fifth-generation Discovery is the 2017 carsales Car of the Year. The new-from-the-ground-up all-terrain family wagon is the second SUV to win the Car of the Year award – Australia’s most prestigious.
SUVs are rapidly becoming the default choices for Australian new car buyers. So far in 2017 Aussies have bought more new SUVs than any other vehicle type.
The Land Rover Discovery topped a field of 15 vehicles in carsales Car of the Year testing. All the vehicles were put through their paces over five arduous days across varied terrain in Victoria’s north-east. This bespoke process is the culmination of a year’s testing during which hundreds of cars are evaluated by the carsales team.
Along the way carsales’ experts overlay industry standard setting data (from Redbook.com.au and the wider carsales network) to determine category winners that define excellence, innovation, class-leading safety, performance and value for money.
The exhaustive process whittles down new releases from more than 50 new car brands and awards vehicles based on 13 lifestyle-based categories.
The Discovery was included as a wildcard entry this year by carsales’ judging team.
“The Discovery is now so much more than an accomplished off-roader,” carsales Editor in Chief Mike Sinclair explained. “It is a proven badge that in its latest version brings an unprecedented breadth of ability.”
“There were plenty of worthy contenders for the Car of the Year title from Europe, the US and Japan. But Land Rover takes the crown this year. Discovery performs outstandingly on so many levels.”
Jaguar Land Rover Australia Managing Director, Matthew Wiesner said, “We are absolutely delighted that the New Land Rover Discovery has won the prestigious accolade of carsales.com.au Car of the Year for 2017. The New Discovery brings with it an unrivalled breadth of capability and technology that allows our Australian Land Rover customers to live the lifestyle they aspire to.”