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Land Rovers shown to retain value

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Three Land Rover models have been placed in the top 10 UK cars for holding their value, by car specialist Glass's.

A 57-plate Freelander 2 GS TD4 Auto was named fourth on the list that ranked vehicles according to the values they had retained over the first three years of ownership.

Glass's survey report put a Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6 in sixth place and awarded a Range Rover Sport 2.7 TDV6 ninth position.

According to the report, two harsh winters and difficult driving conditions brought full-size, off-road capable SUV vehicles back in popularity, particularly in the used market, after the four-wheel drive vehicles saw weak sales during the recession.

Adrian Rushmore of Glass's said: "The British love affair with the 4x4 has meant residual values of several models have remained high.

"In Glass's list of the top 10 best performing three-year old models in terms of residual value, Land Rover claimed three spots. Besides the aspirational appeal of the Land Rover brand, consumers have remembered how well their Land Rovers performed in the extreme winter weather last year and this has also impacted positively on their residual value."

Colin Green, managing director of Land Rover, said: "Land Rover vehicles offer stylish design, ground-breaking technology, and unrivalled all-terrain capabilities making them the ideal vehicles for all weather conditions.

"Our approved used vehicles have been thoroughly checked by specialist technicians and come covered by Land Rover's comprehensive warranty. Now with excellent residual values and finance offers available across the range, ownership has never been so appealing."

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