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