The award-winning Land Rover Discovery 3 has won the Premium SUV category in this year's Auto Express Used Car Honours, which will be published in this week's issue, on sale from today.

The Discovery 3 outshone the likes of the VW Touareg and the Volvo XC90 with its overall package and capability to scoop the accolade.

Auto Express editor-in-chief, David Johns said: "The Discovery 3 is more widely available than its immediate rivals, and the spacious cabin is a delight.  The proud, boxy styling hints at the fact that the Land Rover is more capable off-road than any other car in this class – so if you want an authentic, grass-roots 4x4, the Discovery is the one to go for."

Land Rover Discovery 3

Land Rover UK's managing director, John Edwards, said: "The Discovery 3 is an outstanding vehicle that continues to win widespread acclaim for its all-round capability and practicality.  Owners who contributed to the 2008 Auto Express Driver Power survey earlier in the year praised its ride and handling, comfort levels, usability and ease of driving.  This feedback coupled with receiving the Used Car Honours award really proves that the Discovery 3 is an ideal vehicle if you are in the market for a used 4x4."

Land Rover runs an Approved Used Car Scheme which ensures the best possible condition and most rigorous checks of its used vehicles.