Kronberg, Germany – Thursday 9 February 2023: Defender has been voted best large SUV/off-road vehicle (imported) in the Auto Motor und Sport magazine Best Cars 2023 awards.
Readers of the influential German magazine chose Defender ahead of 38 other SUVs to win its category in the annual poll. Range Rover also did well, taking second place in the imported luxury SUV/off-road vehicle category.
Auto Motor und Sport is among the industry’s most respected and influential magazine. This was its 47th annual Best Car awards, with 101,550 people voting in 13 categories.
An award winner since its premiere, the reimagined Defender remains in great demand globally. It has grown into a family of incomparable, unstoppable vehicles with 21st century technology and unrivalled all-terrain capability.
Customers can choose from 90, 110 and 130 body styles with up to eight seats, all featuring fast, intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment and intelligent Land Rover off-road technology. A wide range of powerful and efficient propulsion choices includes an advanced plug-in electric hybrid.
Jan-Kas van der Stelt, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Germany, said: “We’re delighted the readers of Auto Motor und Sport have voted the Defender into first place in Best Cars 2023. Iconic in name, shape and capability, Defender remains in a category of its own with a choice of body styles and power including an advanced electric hybrid.”
Defender was joined on the Best Cars 2023 podium by the Range Rover, which was voted runner-up in the imported luxury SUV/off-road vehicle category. The latest generation defines modern luxury by design, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before.