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Published Date: 22/08/2016

Discovery Tow Car of the Year

The Land Rover Discovery has been named the ‘Tow Car of the Decade’ at the annual Tow Car Awards, with the Discovery family collecting a total of three awards on the night.

As well as the main prize of the evening, the Discovery also won the ‘1900kg+’ weight category for the ninth time in ten years, as well as the seventh year in succession, whilst the Discovery Sport won the ‘1700-1899kg’ weight category, maintain the model’s superb history.

These awards came a day after a video was released of the Discovery Sport towing a 100-tonne train, making the smaller car's prize rather apt.

The awards though were not only based on the towing attributes of a vehicle, but also the interior build quality, luggage space and the manufacturer’s towing advice in the vehicle handbook.

Chosen by the experienced judges from ‘Practical Caravan’, ‘WhatCar?’ and ‘Camping and Caravan Club’ magazines, the adjudicators found that the breadth of the Discovery’s capabilities found it very worthy of the event’s top prize.

Despite its recent deployment into Land Rover’s fleet, the Discovery Sport has proved very popular, with over 123,000 sold in its first year on sale. This is undoubtedly helped by its wide range of standard features, such as electrically deployable or detachable tow bar, optional Surround Camera System and an excellent range of diesel and petrol engines.

To find out more about the Land Rover Discovery family, contact your nearest Hunters Land Rover retailer.

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