Land Rover Discovery Named Car of the Year: How You Can Drive One

Every year, Auto Express hosts its own Oscars, deciding which vehicles are the best in their class. The awards are known as the New Car Awards, and winners this year included the Seat Ibiza for Supermini of the Year, the Skoda Superb for the Family Car of the Year and the BMW i3 for the Electric Car of the Year. The big winner, though, was the Land Rover Discovery as it was named the Car of the Year 2017. Auto Express said that this was because the car pushed the boundaries of the premium SUV sector.

About the Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery is a premium SUV manufactured in Birmingham. It’s a family 4×4, priced between £43,495 and £68,295. The current 2017 model is the fifth generation, since the Discovery name was first launched by Land Rover 27 years ago. At the awards, the car was also named the Best Large Premium SUV.

Why did it win?

Judges at the New Car Awards said that the Land Rover Discovery was chosen as the overall winner for its ‘innovation in quality, technology and comfort’. The Land Rover Discovery has more than enough room for seven people, and a stand out look that is sleek and sophisticated. Auto Express said that rivals struggle to match the Discovery in adaptability and space, and its off-road capabilities are ‘unbeatable’. There are three different ways to fold down the back seats, depending on which specification you choose, and innovative Smartphone integration, which makes the Land Rover Discovery fit perfectly into a busy family lifestyle, according to the judges.

Auto Express said the reason why the Land Rover Discovery won the Car of the Year is because it marries everything together to cover all of the bases, to be exactly the type of premium SUV that you would expect, in a package that no other 4×4 has been able to deliver.

How you can drive one

If the Land Rover Discovery has caught your eye, and it being named Car of the Year has sealed the deal, you might be wondering how you can get your hands on one. With a starter price of £43,495, they’re not exactly the kind of car that most people can afford to buy outright. The good news is that Land Rover offers plenty of different finance options, to suit people on all budgets. This includes Personal Contract Purchase, where you have an optional final payment if you wish to buy the car. If you’re not bothered about owning the car and would just like to drive one, Land Rover leasing could be an option. With leasing, you make a series of fixed monthly payments based on the cost of the car and the expected mileage, and at the end of the contract, you simply hand it back to the finance company. In some cases, if you like the car, you might be able to extend the finance so that you can keep driving it.

Would you drive a Land Rover Discovery? Or do you prefer the other models, like the Range Rover?

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