2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige and Diesel SD4

The finalists for the 2012 World Car Awards have been announced and the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque is on the list. The World Car Awards includes two distinct segments. The 2012 World Car of the Year segment in which the Evoque finds itself honors vehicles that exhibit worldwide significance. The 2012 World Performance Car segment honors the more rarefied offerings that also enjoy worldwide acclaim.

As is done with the North American Car of the Year awards — which named the Evoque the North American Truck of the Year — a sizable panel of automotive journalists judge the World Car Awards. The World Car Awards draws from a pool of 66 individuals who represent Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and the United States. A full list of jurors is available on the World Car Awards website.

The World Car Award Finalists

The Range Rover Evoque is up against some very competitive offerings, including the BMW 3 Series, the Ford Focus, and the Audi Q3. The finalists will be rated on overall merit, value, safety, environmental responsibility, emotional appeal, and significance; a rather subjective set of criteria, no doubt, but important factors to many potential owners.

Winners Announced

The Evoque will have to survive two more rounds of cuts to come out on top. The top three finalist in each category will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. The overall winner in each category will be announced at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 5th, 2012, at a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation (read about our experience with Bridgestone tires). 

2012 World Car of the Year Finalists

  • Audi A6 Sedan / Avant
  • Audi Q3
  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Chevrolet Volt / Opel/Vauxhall Ampera
  • Citroen DS5
  • Ford Focus
  • Porsche 911
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Volkswagen Up!

2012 World Performance Car Finalists

  • Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • BMW 1 Series M Coupe
  • BMW M5
  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Ferrari FF
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz C-63 Coupe AMG Black Series
  • Porsche 911

2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige

Pictured top is the 2012 Range Rover Diesel SD4 (right) and the 2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe Prestige (left), two trims not available in the U.S. market. Pictured above is the Coupe Prestige. 



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January 31, 2012

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