Range Rover Evoque Coupe

It has been a whole three weeks or so since the 2012 Range Rover Evoque won a notable award. Last month, the Evoque took the top spot in Diesel Car Magazine’s Car of the Year series. Just a few days ago, the Evoque was named ‘Best of the Best’ in Robb Report’s sport utility vehicle segment. Seeing the Evoque take top billing in the SUV segment came as something of a surprise. Other cars recognized by the publication include the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, the Ferrari 458 Spider, and the Maserati GranTurismo MC. See a trend there?

Evoque in Good Company

Robb Report — a magazine and online portal that bills itself as “Your Global Luxury Resource” — has been compiling ‘Best of the Best’ lists for 24 years. Each list “culminates an entire year’s search for the luxury world’s most exceptional new products and services.” For the publication to tip its hat in the direction of the Range Rover Evoque is quite notable. Currently gracing Robb Report’s automotive home page are cars such as the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. That’s not bad company, to be sure.

Robb Report ‘Best of the Best’ Winners

Automotive ‘Best of the Best’

  • Sport Utility Vehicles: Range Rover Evoque
  • Sports Cars: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
  • Convertibles: Ferrari 458 Spider
  • Coupes & GTs: Maserati GranTurismo MC
  • Sedans: BMW M5

Specialty Vehicles ‘Best of the Best’

  • Classic Roadster: Morgan 3 Wheeler
  • Classic Muscle: Classic Recreations Shelby G.T.350CR
  • Executive Transport: Becker Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • Off-Road Vehicle: Icon Bronco

Motorcycle ‘Best of the Best’

  • Sportbike: Ducati 1199 Panigale
  • Custom: Confederate X132 Hellcat
  • Touring: Harley-Davidson Switchback
  • Cruiser: Star Motorcycles Raider SCL

Off-Road Vehicle Winner: Icon Bronco

Icon BroncoThere are a number of very interesting vehicles on that list. Well, truth be told, we wouldn’t kick any of those out of our garage for leaking oil, if you know what we mean. But one in particular caught our eye and it was the winner of the off-road vehicle segment: the Icon Bronco.

The Icon Bronco is a ‘re-engineered’ version of the much-admired early model Ford Bronco. While it retains the rugged good looks of those utilitarian vehicles thanks to a fully restored vintage body, under the sheet metal the Icon Bronco mixes things up. It features a 412-horsepower Ford V8, five-speed manual transmission, disc brakes, stainless steel hardware, aluminized steel exhaust system, 12-inch travel coil suspension, and a great deal more.

Range Rover Evoque Coupe Rear View

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