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Land Rover takes double award in Britain's biggest car ownership satisfaction survey


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Land Rover Discovery voted best ride quality Range Rover Evoque voted best in-car tech Awards voted for by 50,000 Auto Express readers

Whitley, UK--April 23,2014: Land Rover has scooped two awards in Britain’s biggest customer satisfaction survey – Auto Express’s 2014 Driver Power. The annual poll received more than 50,000 responses from car owners on the issues that really matter, such as reliability, running costs and performance.

Owners were asked to rate their car out of five and Land Rover Discovery was voted as having Best Ride Quality with an impressive score of 97.59 per cent. Jaguar Land Rover dominated the category, with six out of the top 10 models.

Since its launch 25 years ago, the iconic Discovery has become a firm favourite among adventurers and everyday drivers alike, thanks to a formidable array of innovative and award-winning technologies. From Terrain ResponseŽ to Hill Descent Control, the Discovery proves it is as comfortable taking on everyday journeys as it is tackling the world's most difficult terrain.

In the In-Car Tech category, Auto Express magazine asked participants how they rated their cars’ audio and entertainment systems as well as other technology, such as phone connectivity and the user-friendliness of displays. Range Rover Evoque scored a near-perfect 94.15 per cent.

Evoque includes a raft of sophisticated technology features, including a high-definition centre console touch-screen display which drivers have praised for its crisp graphics and simple, intuitive on-screen navigation. The display is available with innovative dual-view technology, so driver and passenger can view independent content.

Enhancing Land Rover's existing suite of connected-car technologies for 2015 model year, Land Rover InControlTM Apps also debuts across the range. In a world first, InControl Apps enables vehicle-optimised smartphone apps to be displayed and controlled with their original look and feel from the vehicle's touchscreen. Owners simply connect their smartphone directly to the Range Rover Evoque through a dedicated USB port to enable compatible iPhone or Android apps to function.

Also on board is the latest Surround Camera System which uses five digital cameras providing a 360-degree, real-time view of the surrounding area. Additional features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Wade Sensing, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Stealth Mode and Water Sensing™.

Steve Fowler, Editor of Auto Express said: “These are excellent results for Land Rover - we’ve always highly praised the Discovery for its ride quality and it’s clear owners agree. The super-advanced Range Rover Evoque is a worthy winner not only for its futuristic design, but also its advanced tech – we’re not surprised owners love it so much.”