Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2012 Range Rover Evoque: Motor Trend 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year

The all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque has been named 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend. Candidates for the award are then evaluated under six criteria – advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function – to determine the one model that performs best for its intended purpose and to Motor Trend's highest standards.

"The Range Rover Evoque is a bold move into the fast-growing compact luxury SUV sector," said Angus MacKenzie, Editor-in-Chief, Motor Trend.  "Refined and capable both on and off the road, it artfully combines traditional Range Rover values with stunning state-of-the-moment design and impressive efficiency. The Evoque is a worthy winner of our award, and I have no doubt it will be a worldwide hit for Land Rover."

The all-wheel-drive Range Rover Evoque has a 240-horsepower, turbocharged, direct fuel injected, four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission and will be available in two versions: a coupe and a five-door, with starting prices of $44,995 and $43,995, respectively for the Prestige Premium editions.