2012 MSN Cars Car of the Year

Chalk another one up for the Range Rover Evoque. The total number of awards gathered by the 2012 Evoque has to be pushing into three digit territory as media outlets and industry organizations put the Evoque on the top of their lists. Most recently, MSN Cars UK named the Evoque its 2012 Car of the Year via a reader’s choice poll.

MSN Cars UK Award

The MSN Cars UK Car of the Year award is now in its eighth season and unlike many other outlets ranks its “of the year” choices based on reader opinion rather than on staff picks. Over 30,000 people voted in a poll hosted on the MSN Cars UK website throughout the months of December 2011 and January 2012. The Range Rover Evoque beat out some pretty impressive competition and finished with 12 percent of the vote.

The Evoque’s Competition

Up against the Range Rover Evoque were a number of supercars, luxury offerings, and even a couple of daily drivers. Top ranking nameplates included Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz. The Evoque has a lot going for it in a competition like this but perhaps its most telling advantage is its position in the market. The Evoque is nice enough to be a “fantasy car” yet attainable enough to be a realistic purchase for many car shoppers, unlike cars such as the third-place McLaren MP4-12C (MSRP: $229,000.00) or the fourth-place Ferrari 458 Spider (MSRP: $257,000.00). For our part, we’re at least one lottery win away from either of those.

MSN Cars UK Poll Results (Top 10)

  • 12%: Range Rover Evoque
  • 9%: Aston Martin Virage
  • 8%: McLaren MP4-12C
  • 7%: Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 7%: Jaguar XKR-S
  • 6%: BMW M5
  • 5%: Ford Focus
  • 4%: BMW 1 Series M Coupe
  • 4%: BMW 3 Series
  • 4%: Mercedes- Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

2012 MSN Cars Car of the Year

Richard Else, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Operations, receives the award.



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February 23, 2012

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