2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe in Colima Lime

No, we haven’t been slacking on the Range Rover Evoque awards coverage… ok, maybe a little. Anyway, what we’ve been doing is waiting a few days so we could batch up the continuous barrage of awards being fired at the 2012 Range Rover Evoque. With that in mind, we’re looking at two more awards this afternoon: the AOL Auto’s “Editor’s Choice” SUV of the year award and Decisive Magazine’s Urban Truck of the Year.

AOL “Editor’s Choice”
SUV of the Year

Back on January 4th, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named AOL’s “Editor’s Choice” SUV of the year. AOL editors called the Range Rover Evoque “a true Range Rover for the 21st century.” For the sake of clarification, the awards come from AOL Autos, not AOL’s Autoblog property. The winners were determined by polling AOL editors and consolidating the results to finalists and an overall winner. The Evoque won out over strong competition from the BMW X3, the Honda CR-V, and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class — a selection of vehicles that strongly echoes the finalists in the North American Truck of the Year awards (also won by the Evoque).

The 2012 Audi A7 took the AOL Auto’s “Editor’s Choice” car of the year award.

Decisive Magazine Urban Truck of the Year

Technically, the Evoque took the Decisive Magazine award in late October, but the awards ceremony wasn’t held until the 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards — the Official Multicultural Event of the North American International Auto Show — on January 9th. The event is hosted by the Emerging Diversity Education Fund and Decisive Media. Decisive Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Lyndon Conrad Bell, had this to say about the Range Rover Evoque: 

“The Range Rover Evoque 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. Plus, Evoque’s small size and exceptional fuel efficiency makes it a superlative match for urban environments. The Range Rover Evoque embraces all of our sensibilities. It’s as if Land Rover specifically set out to build the Urban Truck of The Year.”

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster took the Urban Car of the Year award.

 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

Randi Payton (left), President & CEO of Decisive Media, presents Andy Goss (right), President Jaguar Land Rover North America, with the Decisive Magazine Urban Truck of the Year Award at the 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards in Detroit on January 9th, 2012.



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