Club 4x4 magazine awarded the best off-road vehicle of 2016

28 August 2016

Over the past few years off-roading has progressed from a niche activity accessible to the very few to a rapidly growing sport that not only has spawned world-class off-roading events but has broad-based into weekend leisure activities to involve the entire family. Over the years highly-engaged communities of passionate enthusiasts have mushroomed all over the country and today every major city has not one but a couple of off-roading clubs, all of which boast serious memberships. These guys are passionate automotive enthusiasts who have the wherewithal and are spending serious money on their passion – and the audience is influential and loyal. Manufacturers too are offering a wide range of products in the off-roading space.

For twelve months the team of professionals of Club 4x4 magazine, the first Russian magazine off-road vehicles, tested and checked meticulously and with due diligence cars of cross-country capacity for strength, and in warm summer months made their decision which of 83 off-roaders officially sold in Russia will become the best Off-road Vehicle of 2016.

Grand Jury consisting of 4x4 enthusiasts joined the panel of judges. They voted for the best off-road vehicles in seven nominations at the official web site of the award -

The results of the voting were declared only August 24 when the best off-road vehicle of Russia 2016 were unveiled at the Winners Podium in the third pavilion (Hall 14) of Crocus Expo IEC. Toyota and Jeep, Lexus and Volvo, Subaru, Suzuki and Renault formed the unique platform at MIAS 2016.

Each year it becomes more and more difficult trying to categorize various off-road vehicles. Crossovers conquer the world and win hearts of consumers. It should be noted that only 4x4 vehicles with 18 centimeter road clearance participated in the contest.


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