Land Rover Defender crowned Supreme Winner Women’s World Car of the Year 2021  

To coincide with International Women’s Day the Land Rover Defender was announced as the Supreme Winner of the Woman’s world car of the year award.

Judges commended Defender’s distinctive design, all-conquering off-road capability, excellent on-road dynamics and 21st century practicality and connectivity

The judging panel consisted of 50 women journalists from around the world including Nadine Armstrong from Australia.


The overall and category winners reflected a typical list that would have come from an all-male judging panel.

Nadine said

There is price and practicality, whether it’s safety and technology, comfort and driving dynamics. So I think all of the good cars are really always going to rise to the top, no matter who is judging them.

But she also said

I suspect that this time next year we’ll be looking at a very different list of contenders as well. I suspect as you move forward, things like emissions and even manufacturers carbon footprints might even play a part in cars that we decide to put forward.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto