The award pays homage to the styling of the Evoque, and recognises just what Range Rover have created in that model. A market segment in itself, the Evoque is groundbreaking and unique and has been met with ever increasing popularity.
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."
The Evoque was shortlisted from an original 46 nominations. Its victory came from a final three of itself, the Citroen DS5 and the Volkswagen Up!
One of the five panel experts 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.”