THE motoring Disco has hit all the right notes by taking the prestigious Auto Express Car of the Year

British-built Land Rover Discovery was praised by judges for its innovation, quality and comfort.

It was one of four awards taken home by Jaguar Land Rover at the prestigious awards night.

The all-new Disco also won best large premium SUV while the Jaguar XE was victorious in the compact executive car category.

The upcoming all-electric SUV – the Jaguar I-Pace – was named winner in the reader-voted Design Award.

There was also excellent news for British manufacturing as the Swindon-built Honda Civic Type R was crowned best hot hatch.

Discovery wins Car of the Year

Discovery wins Car of the Year

Matching JLR with four awards were BMW including the i3 for best electric car and Skoda – its Superb model winning best family car for the second year in a row.

The annual Auto Express awards celebrate everything from city cars to performance models across 28 different categories, voted for by the magazine’s expert reviewers.

Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said: “The new Land Rover Discovery is an incredible car, bringing new levels of luxury and go-anywhere ability to the SUV class.

“It rivals the very best cars you can buy for quality and refinement, offers all the practicality a family could ever need, will wow buyers with amazing technology they won’t have seen before and offer a level of efficiency you wouldn’t expect for this size and class of car.

“On top of all that, it’s brilliantly built by the guys and girls working for Land Rover in the Midlands. It’s a great British success story.”

Phil Lanning