LAND ROVER DEFENDER IS TOP GEAR’S CAR OF THE YEAR

DEFENDER IS TOP GEAR’S CAR OF THE YEAR

To mark the Defender taking the double in securing the overall Car of the Year and the Unstoppable Force award, Land Rover and Top Gear join forces to put Defender to the ultimate test of strength by suspending three standard Defenders from a 60 metre crane

Judges of the prestigious prize praised the new Defender for being one of the toughest vehicles on the road today, and a brilliant successor to the original iconic Land Rover, as a car for the 21st century that performs brilliantly everywhere.

  • The new Land Rover Defender takes the double securing the overall 'Car of the Year' and the 'Unstoppable Force' award in the coveted annual TopGear.com Awards
  • Defender is recognised for being one of the toughest SUVs, while remaining capable, comfortable and practical
  • The Defender fends off stiff-competition from every new vehicle launched in the past 12 months
  • To mark the occasion, Land Rover and Top Gear join forces to put Defender to the ultimate test of strength by suspending three standard Defenders from a 60 metre crane
  • The test is featured in this month’s Top Gear magazine and in a digital presentation on Top Gear’s YouTube channel

With over 30 global accolades to date for the new Defender, the Top Gear prizes are among a string of prestigious awards that the Land Rover Defender has taken home in 2020. Notable awards include Motortrend’s 2021 SUV of the year, Autocar’s Best SUV 2020 and Parker's Best Off-roader.

The New Defender has been through more than 62,000 tests for engineering sign-off, while the chassis and body architecture have been engineered to withstand Land Rover’s Extreme Event Test procedure – repeated and sustained impacts, above and beyond the normal standard for SUV and passenger cars. With the latest New Defender, the Land Rover Defender family now encompasses the Defender 90 and Defender 110 both with the option of advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain as well as the 90 and 110 Hard Top commercial variants.