2012 Range Rover Evoque in Colima Lime

As expected, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque is collecting accolades at a fast pace — 22 international awards this year according to Land Rover. Just this week, the Range Rover Evoque added two more awards to its roster. The first is the prestigious 2012 SUV of the Year Awards as administered by Motor Trend. The second award comes in the form of the Urban Vehicle (Truck) of the Year award as given by Decisive Magazine. 

Motor Trend 2012
SUV of the Year

Of all the awards lavished upon the automotive industry, Motor Trend’s of the year awards are certainly among the most prestigious. Early this week, Land Rover and Motor Trend announced that the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named the 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year®. Motor Trend’s editorial staff judged each contender on design, engineering, efficiency, safety, value, and performance. 

Motor Trend’s editorial staff judged each contender on design, engineering, efficiency, safety, value, and performance.

Motor Trend’s Editor-in-Chief, Angus MacKenzie, cited the Evoque’s refinement both on and off-road, its state-of-the-moment design, efficiency, and its traditional Range Rover values. All of these aspects contributed to the Evoque taking the lead in an extremely competitive field. 

The Range Rover Evoque’s Competition

BMW X3
Dodge Durango
Dodge Journey
Ford Explorer
Jeep Wrangler
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
MINI Cooper Countryman
Saab 9-4x
Volkswagen Touareg

Decisive Magazine Urban Truck of the Year

The second award we’re going to talk about today is Decisive Magazine’s Urban Vehicle of the Year awards. The awards are given to vehicles that exemplify stylishness, practicality, and attainability. A panel of independent automotive journalists judge the awards, which cover three segments: Car, Truck, and Green. The Urban Car of the Year award went to 2012 Hyundai Veloster — a vehicle that has received a great deal of attention lately — and the 2012 Toyota Prius PHEV took the Urban Green Vehicle of the Year segment. 

Lyndon Conrad Bell, Decisive Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, had this to say: 

“The Range Rover Evoque’s is a compelling blend of a long and deeply respected heritage; sinfully indulgent luxury; outstanding capability both on the road and off; all married to pure, unadulterated sex appeal made this award a slam-dunk for Land Rover,” said Bell.

The winners and finalists will be officially honored at the 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in Detroit, Michigan. The runners-up in the truck segment included the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

2012 Range Rover Evoque Urban Setting

[via Motor Trend, Decisive Magazine]



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