Land Rover Discovery 4 – 4WD of the Year
Discovery 4 – 4WD of the Year
The Land Rover Discovery 4’s ability to cover all the bases has seen it win New Zealand 4WD magazine’s 4WD of the Year award.
With a choice of a new 3 litre turbo diesel V6 engine or a five litre V8 petrol motor, both mated to a six speed automatic gearbox and Land Rover’s Terrain Response four wheel drive system, the Discovery 4 drew praise for its all round ability.
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The winner had to be “a vehicle that we could shop with, take the kids to school in, tow with and even go to the theatre in,” said NZ 4WD editor, John Oxley. “But most of all it had to be able to take us to the most extreme parts of New Zealand and in as comfortable a manner as possible.”
Most models come with leather upholstery and a long list of standard features that are generally only found in luxury cars.
Mr Oxley said the Discovery 4 combined all the attributes the magazine was looking for. “It’s stylish, comfy, has a great engine and gearbox, superb 4WD system and enough ground clearance to drive a bus under when the air suspension is all wound up.”
Discovery 4 comes with 8 airbags and a full package of active electronic safety aids – anti-lock brakes, brake assist, brake force distribution, traction and stability control, cornering brake control, roll stability control and trailer stability assist.
There are rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights, keyless start combined with remote deadlock central locking and rolling code alarm and engine immobiliser.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 is available in four models, priced from $91,990.