Land Rover Evoque Global Award Winner







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: April 5, 2012
Categories: Land Rover, Land Rover Awards, Land Rover Evoque

WORLD DESIGN CAR OF THE YEAR IS 101ST GLOBAL AWARD FOR THE RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

Range Rover Evoque

New York, 5 April 2012 – The Range Rover Evoque has been crowned World Design Car of the Year 2012. The announcement was made at the 2012 New York International Auto Show and sees Evoque's awards tally reach more than 100 global accolades.

The award is testament to the Evoque’s groundbreaking and unique design and recognises the fact that the dynamic new Range Rover has created a new segment of the market to world-wide acclaim.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director said: "We are honoured that the Range Rover Evoque has been named 2012 World Design Car of the Year. This prestigious accolade recognises the overwhelmingly positive response that we have received to the Evoque's bold and dramatic design. It is a car that truly resonates on an emotional level."

Range Rover Evoque 2012

The Evoque was shortlisted from an original 46 nominations and beat off stiff competition from the two other finalists – the Citroen DS5 and the Volkswagen Up!

A panel of five highly respected world design experts decided on the shortlist, which was then voted on by each of the 66 World Car Jurors. The jurors are all highly respected, top-level automotive journalists and come from 25 separate countries.

One of the five panel expert was Silvia Baruffaldi, Managing Editor of Auto & Design magazine, who said: “True to the concept car it derives from, it is a contemporary automotive design masterpiece. Besides not having equals in the markets, it is able to deliver the Land Rover DNA in a more compact, sporty bodystyle. A premium product without the bad habit of showing off.”

The Range Rover Evoque's award winning design is matched by its class-leading performance with dynamic and agile handling across all terrains plus innovative Range Rover technologies, including Terrain Response, dual-view touch screen, surround camera system and an array of personalisation options to suit customer needs.

Range Rover Evoque awards to date:

  1. China Best Car in Class Award, Motor Trend, China
  2. Best Production Design, Autodesign and styling magazine, Czech Republic
  3. Best Car 2011 SUV category, Motorpress Portugal and Autohoje magazine, Portugal
  4. Most Exciting Car for 2011, What Car? Car of the Year Awards, UK
  5. Anticipated SUV of the Year, Top 4x4, China
  6. The Most Anticipated Import Car of the Year, Sohu Auto, China
  7. SHAS most popular imported car, Dragon TV, China
  8. Best Car for Urban Young, Elites International Finance News, China
  9. Most fashionable car at Auto Shanghai, Beijing Times, China
  10. Car Design of the Year award – best production car unveiled in 2010, Car Design News
  11. Stunning Design Award, Orient Car, China
  12. Auto Express New Car Honours Best Compact 4x4, UK
  13. Auto Express New Car Honours Car of the Year 2011, UK
  14. Best SUV, Women on Wheels Women’s Car of the Year Awards 2011, South Africa
  15. The Most Anticipated Luxury Car, Chengdu Business Daily, China
  16. Car of the Year Design and Performance, Car China
  17. Golden Steering Wheel Award for Best SUV, AutoBild, Austria
  18. Fashion Style Award, Sina Auto, China
  19. Best Compact SUV, Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, UK
  20. Scottish Car of the Year, Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, UK
  21. Autonis Design Award – Best New Design, Auto Motor und Sport, Germany
  22. Best SUV, Autorevue, Austria
  23. SUV of the Year Award 2011, Motor Trend, US
  24. Urban Truck of the Year, Decisive Magazine, US
  25. Star of the Show, 41st Annual South Florida International Auto Show (Miami), US
  26. 2012 Automobile Magazine All-Star Award handover at LA motor show, US
  27. Continental Irish Executive/Luxury Car of the Year 2012, Irish Car of the Year Awards
  28. Best Luxury Compact Utility Vehicle, ALG Residual Value Awards, US
  29. Best Luxury Utility Award, Auto123.com, Canada
  30. Indian Import SUV of the Year, CNBC TV and Overdrive Awards, India
  31. Car of the Year, Stuff magazine, UK
  32. Best SUV 2012, Car & Driver magazine, Brazil
  33. SUV of the Year Award 2011, BBC Top Gear Magazine, UK
  34. Car of the Year, BBC Top Gear Magazine, UK
  35. Import SUV over 30,000 Euro, Autozeitung, Germany
  36. Best SUV 2012, Car & Driver magazine, Spain
  37. Car of the Year, Stuff magazine, India
  38. Auto Style Award, Auto Style Award, US
  39. Best Luxury SUV of the Year, National Business Daily, China
  40. Best Import Car of the Year, Guangzhou Daily, China
  41. Best Import SUV of the Year, Top Gear China
  42. Best Import SUV of the Year, Sohu.com, China
  43. Best Luxury SUV of the Year, China Business News, China
  44. Most Fashionable Import SUV of the Year, Southern Metropolis News, China
  45. Most Attractive SUV of 2011, Xinhua News, China
  46. Design Trophy, l’Automobile Magazine, France
  47. 4x4 Car of 2012, Auto Club Bulgaria
  48. Crossover Car of the Year, Bloomberg, US
  49. 2012 4x4 of the Year, 4x4 Magazine, UK
  50. Car of the Year 2012, Czech Republic
  51. Best SUV 2012, Auto Press, Brazil
  52. Car of the Year, Independent Online, New Zealand
  53. Readers' Choice 2011 – Launch of the year, Carro Online, Brazil
  54. Ruedes ESPN Best SUV, US
  55. Best Luxury SUV, Middle East Motor Awards
  56. 2012 Car of the Year, Hispanic Motor Press Association, US
  57. Carro Online Best Car of 2011, Brazil
  58. Sunday Times Best Car of 2011, UK
  59. Sunday Star Times Best Car of 2011, NZ
  60. Drive Car of the Year, Christchurch Press, NZ
  61. Import SUV of the Year, NDTV Car & Bike Show, India
  62. Car Design of the Year, NDTV Car & Bike Show, India
  63. Car of the Year, The Sun, UK
  64. SUV of the Year, The Sun, UK
  65. Premium 4x4 of the Year, Wheels Magazine, Middle East
  66. Best Premium SUV, Evo Middle East
  67. Best Cars of 2011, Vroom Girls, US
  68. Top Winter Vehicle of the Year, Kelly Blue Book, US
  69. Editor’s Choice, SUV of the Year, AOL, US
  70. Car of the Year 2012, Readers’ vote, AROnline, UK
  71. Small 4x4 of the Year, 2012 BusinessCar Awards, UK
  72. Best of Best Truck 2011 Autoweek, US
  73. 2012 Luxury SUV of the Year, Autobytel, US
  74. 2012 International Truck of the Year, Road & Travel Magazine, US
  75. Car of the Year, Stuff Online, NZ
  76. 2011 Car of the Year, Straits Times, Singapore
  77. 2012 North American Truck of the Year, US
  78. Car of the Year, Scotsman Awards, UK
  79. MSN Cars' Readers’ Best New Car of 2011 honour, UK
  80. Auto Express 2012 New Car Championship - Compact SUV category, UK
  81. Auto Illustrierte magazine Best Cars 2012, Switzerland
  82. Most outstanding debut vehicle of the year Golden Klaxon Grand Prix, Russia
  83. Best Cars 2012 - Off-Road Import winner, Auto Motor Und Sport, Germany
  84. La Novità dell'Anno 2012 Quattroroute readers’ award, Italy
  85. The Golden Steering Wheel 2011, Auto Swiat, Poland
  86. Playboy Car of the Year 2011, Poland
  87. Crossover SUV of the Year, Abto Poky, Ukraine
  88. Design Award 2012, Abto Poky, Ukraine
  89. Best SUV & Off-roader Award, Auto Motor Und Sport, China
  90. Newcomer of the Year, Off Road Magazine, Germany
  91. New Car of the Year, AM Awards, UK
  92. Best Cars' in SUV Category, Auto Magazine, Slovenia
  93. Off-Road & SUV Category 10th Internet Auto Award, Germany
  94. Best SUV, Volante, Portugal
  95. Best Car chosen by the public, Autosport, Portugal
  96. Premium SUV of the year, Business Standard Motoring Awards, India
  97. Best SUV readers award Auto Motor and Sport, Czech Republic
  98. It’s my business and I'll buy what I want to' award, Business Car Manager, UK
  99. Best Car on the Internet, Coches.net, Spain
  100. SUV of the year award 2012, Car of the Year 2012, Luxembourg
  101. 2012 World Car Design of the Year, US
  102. Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards 2012, UK
  103. Luxury SUV of the Year, Top Gear Malayalam, India