Land Rover do the double at awards.
The all-new Land Rover Freelander 2 fought off competition from the new Honda CR-Vand Hyundai Santa Fe in what is one of the most hotly contested sectors to win Best 4x4 Recreational, while the Discovery 3 beat the Mercedes M-Class and BMW X5 to the accolade of Best 4x4 Off Roader.
Auto Express road test editor, Ollie Marriage, said: "The off-road king is back.
"The Freelander 2 has returned to the top of its class with a neatly designed and beautifully executed second-generation car."
Land Rover's managing director, Phil Popham, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win these awards from Auto Express for both the Freelander 2 and the Discovery 3, in a year where we will have a third successive sales record.
"Achieving the Best 4x4 Off Roader award for the Discovery 3 - a car that continues to be an outstanding success, consistently beating new entrants from other manufacturers - is atestamenttoits class-leading diesel engine, its versatility and its all-round package."
The newly launched Freelander 2 has already sold over 8,000 units in the UK since going on sale.
The Discovery 3 has sold over 34,000 units in the UK since launch in 2004, and continues to collect critical accolades the world over, with nearly 100 international awards to date.