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2012 Range Rover Evoque wins Sport/Utility of the Year

Yesterday, the all new 2012 Range Rover Evoque won Motor Trend's 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year award. The new Range Rover Evoque is an extremely luxurious vehicle at home on and off road.


"It is a significant achievement for the Range Rover Evoque to be deemed the best new SUV on the market by Motor Trend," said Andy Goss, President, Jaguar/Land Rover North America. "Our entire UK team, responsible for the engineering, design and build of this cutting edge luxury vehicle, was invaluable in the success of this model. We know our customers in the United States will share our excitement over this award for the newest addition to the Land Rover family.”

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. It maintains the integrity of Ranger Rover and Land Rover vehicle lines. The Evoque provides the highest levels of craftsmanship, luxury, and performance. It also possesses multi-terrain capability and sustainability in a compact footprint.

“The Range Rover Evoque is a bold move into the fast-growing compact luxury SUV sector,” said Angus MacKenzie, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend magazine. “Its dramatic styling, and classy interior will make this vehicle one of the hot picks for urban trend setters around the globe. The Range Rover Evoque retains best in class on road refinement, and best in class off-road capability.”

The Range Rover Evoque can be ordered in a coupe or five-door version. Prices start at $44,995 for the coupe and $43,995 for the five-door. However, they are identical in overall length and width, but the five-door has a slightly higher roofline. Each Evoque coming to the US will have AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) and come equipped with a 240-horsepower turbocharged, four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Each year Motor Trend's editorial staff combs through a field on Sport Utility Vehicles (better known as SUVs) for the coveted Sport/Utility of the Year Award. SUVs are put through a rigorous series of tests that measure a wide variety of performances under controlled situations. This allows the Motor Trend staff, editors, and writers to make an informed decision on each vehicle. The criteria used to evaluated SUVs are advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.

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