The awards are judged by a panel from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW)
‘Hushed, frugal and low on emissions’:Discovery Sport TD4 wins Best Diesel
‘With its launch powertrain, our winner demonstrated a huge breadth of ability and the arrival of an all-new diesel engine in September has really put this vehicle on a pedestal,’ said ASMW President Alisdair Suttie. ‘Hushed, frugal and low on emissions, our diesel champion’s engine is also British-built.
Scotland’s challenging terrain means we always look forward to the launch of a new SUV and the Discovery Sport is one of the best in the business. No other seven-seater can deliver a blend of ability, refinement and efficiency like this one.’
For LRO’s assessment of the Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport, check out our October 2015 issue of LRO. (Back-issues are available to download here.)
‘The famed 300Tdi engine is a sound investment’: Defender wins Best Used Buy
‘Our top used choice is a vehicle that has kept countries mobile during times of disaster,’ said ASMW Secretary Stephen Park. ‘No other vehicle in history has managed to withstand the test of time like the Land Rover Defender. The current model’s family resemblance to the 1948 original is immediately obvious yet one of the oldest automotive designs is one of the best at retaining its value. Buy almost any Defender, from a 1990 example to a nearly new model, keep it in top condition, and there’s every chance you will enjoy depreciation-free motoring.
‘Moreover, such a lengthy production run means there’s a huge choice available to suit every budget. Project cars start from a couple of grand, a solid and presentable runner with the famed 300Tdi engine is a sound investment at £5000 while upwards of £20,000 buys the very best available.’
Commenting on the awards, Jaguar Land Rover’s UK Managing Director said: ‘There is probably not another car manufacturer in the world whose oldest and newest models can win awards in the same contest, and such a feat underlines Land Rover’s unique position in the motoring world.’