Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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 ground-breaking 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 names 2012 World Design Car of the Year. This prestigious accolade recognizes 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."

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 design 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 on 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.

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,, 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,, 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,, Spain
100 SUV of the year award 2012, Car of the Year 2012, Luxembourg
101 Luxury SUV of the Year, Top Gear Malayalam, India
102 Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards 2012, UK
103 2012 World Car Design of the Year, US

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