2011 Land Rover Discovery 4

Yesterday we passed on the news that the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque took home Auto Express’ Car of the Year honors. However, the Range Rover Evoque has to share some of the glory with 2011 Discovery 4. The Discovery 4 took home top honors in the Best Large SUV category for the second year in a row. All told, the Discovery series has appeared on the Auto Express winner’s list for seven consecutive years.

“The Discovery trophy cabinet is already huge, and this second successive Auto Express Award for the latest incarnation of the model underlines its superiority in a highly competitive market segment, and adds to the pride we feel today,” said Land Rover UK Managing Director Colin Green.

Details on an improved 2012 Discovery have been released even as the 2011 model continues to wins awards. The 2012 Discovery 4 gives us some insight as to what we can expect here in the U.S. on the LR4. Speaking of which, the LR4 is not lacking in the awards department.

The 2011 LR4 in the U.S.

The Discovery 4’s U.S.-market counterpart – the LR4 – has also collected a series of awards. The LR4 was named the top vehicle in the 2011 Active Lifestyle Vehicle Award’s Luxury Off-Road category, an award Land Rover has claimed repeatedly in the past (including last year). The Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards recognize new cars and trucks that best meet the needs of active buyers.

One the most prestigious award came from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s 2011 4×4 of the Year Competition. The 2011 LR4 HSE took the top spot, which is judged by a 1,000-mile trail evaluation that examines suspension, engine, transmission, and transfer case performance along with style and comfort features. The LR4 won out against some very capable competition, which included the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford F-150 Raptor SVT, and Lexus GX 460 Premium.

One of the most recent awards for the LR4 was a first place finish in Strategic Vision Inc.’s (SVI) Total Quality Index® (TQI). The TQI is a measurement of the complete ownership experience where buyers are asked to rate their buying, owning, and driving experience. You can read more about this award at our Land Rover LR4 Recognized by Strategic Vision as Quality Leader post.

2011 Land Rover Discovery 4

[via Land Rover, Auto Express, et al.]

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