The Land Rover Discovery has added yet another accolade to its enviable roll of honour by scooping the inaugural ‘Best Used SUV’ award at the annual Car Dealer Used Car Awards. The Judging panel praised Discovery’s comfort, luxury and go-anywhere capability.
The award adds to the Discovery 4’s enviable and diverse roll of honour already topping 85 awards globally including ‘Tow Car of the Decade’ awarded in June of this year by the jurors of the annual Tow Car Awards.
Each car is judged on the traditional benchmarks of three-years/30,000 miles and the figures show that the Discovery is the clear winner by retaining the highest percentage of value from new, while also spending less time on the forecourts of retailers and used car specialists.
Upon selecting the Discovery, the expert judging panel from Car Dealer Magazine, said: “We’ve researched the numbers thoroughly. We’ve obtained data from Auto Trader, CAP HPI and Glass’s, looking at figures relating to residual values and the number of days it takes to sell. Therefore, the Best Used SUV award goes to the Land Rover Discovery.
“Few things are better than riding around in comfort and luxury in a car that can go just about anywhere, and our best SUV manages both of these things in fine style. It has been incredibly popular amongst both dealers and the public since it was first launched in 1989 as a result.”
The all-new Discovery, unveiled in September this year is set to continue this precedent after industry body CAP calculated class-leading Residual Values for the premium family SUV retaining 59% over three years.
For business customers the strong Residual Values significantly reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of the All-New Discovery, which benefits from seven full-sized seats and a new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine with a 21,000 miles or two-year service interval.