1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II Wins Second Major Award
7 January 19991999 Land Rover Discovery Series II Wins Second Major Award LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SERIES II DETROIT -- 1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II (PR NewsFoto) [PH] DETROIT, MI USA 01/06/1999
DETROIT, Jan. 6 -- In a ceremony this morning, January 6, at the 1999 North American International Auto Show, the all-new Discovery Series II was named by Automobile Magazine as the markets "Best Compact Sport Utility." The Series II, which went on sale in North America this past December, is the first engineering redesign of Land Rover's best-selling vehicle since it was brought to the United States in 1994. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990106/DCW024 ) Commenting on Discovery Series II, Jean Jennings, Deputy Editor of Automobile Magazine, said, "The new Series II is not ashamed of its rugged origins and easily dismisses the notion that SUVs must become car-based and less trucklike to succeed in their main work environment, the streets of America." Charles R. Hughes, President, Land Rover North America, commented, "We're honored to see Discovery Series II recognized by the enthusiast editors of Automobile Magazine. The Series II offers customers what we think is the best combination of on-road comfort and off-road, go-anywhere capability. That is what Land Rover is all about." This is the second major award in North America for Discovery Series II. In November 1998, the Series II's patented Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) system won a Popular Science "Best of What's New" award. ACE, an optional system on the Series II, uses smart anti-roll bars to counter lateral body movement under cornering conditions, improving passenger comfort and making the Series II feel more responsive and stable. ACE is the first system of its type for a sport-utility vehicle. Land Rover North America, Inc. is a member of the Rover Group, importing Land Rover vehicles manufactured in Solihull, England. The Rover Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BMW Group, Munich, Germany.