Tuesday, 27 December 2011

NEWS - Range Rover Evoque sees over half century of awards

Since being launched this September, the Range Rover Evoque has been bombarded with awards from all across the globe. So much so that in just short of 4 months, the Evoque has had 53 award titles. Not bad, but if the car is as good to drive as it is to look at, then it will undoubtedly deserve every one of them.

More recent of the awards are the ‘Car of the Year’ title from Czech Republic, ‘Best SUV’ from the Brazilian automotive news agency Auto Press, and ‘4x4 of the Year’ on home turf in Britain’s 4x4 Magazine. This means that there have now been 15 different countries to recognise the Evoque. Part of the reason for this is the jaw-dropping beauty, and also because it is the most efficient, smallest and lightest Range Rover released to date.

For Land Rover global brand director John Edwards, trying to keep track of all the awards is challenging, but rewarding: "The speed with which the honours are being collected by the Evoque is breathtaking, as is their global nature. It is a fantastic achievement for all connected with the Evoque project and a great endorsement for the product.”

"In addition to these formal titles, the Evoque is daily emerging on top in motoring magazine group tests around the globe, and is winning thousands of admiring new owners. We have now received in excess of 40,000 orders for Evoque, and what is particularly heartening is that many of those have come from customers new to the brand."

Nigel Fryatt, editor of Britain’s 4x4 Magazine, said that there was universal agreement among the judges "that the new Evoque points the way to what future 4x4s will be like, and in some respects that alone makes it a worthy winner." 4x4 Magazine also awarded Evoque top honours in its Premium Plus class.

Evoque's fifty-three 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

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