RANGE ROVER EVOQUE IS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR!
BBC TopGear Magazine have named the new Range Rover Evoque as their 2011 Car of the Year. The Evoque came top in the SUV category of the annual awards and was also picked by TopGear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson as his favourite new car this year.
The Evoque beat stiff competition from the BMW 1 Series M, Mclaren MP4 12c, Ferrari FF,
VW Up! and Kia Picanto to scoop the coveted Car of the Year title. The awards are officially
announced in the December issue of BBC TopGear Magazine, which is on sale in the UK now.
With 29 international editions, BBC TopGear is read by an estimated 12 million people
To celebrate the award, TopGear took a Range Rover Evoque on an African adventure through
the souks, deserts and mountain passes of Morocco to fully experience the superb all-round
capability and outstanding performance offered by this year's winning car. The full story is
featured alongside the Car of the Year Awards in all 29 international editions of the magazine.
The judging panel, headed up by BBC TopGear Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Turner,
comprised members of the magazine's editorial and road testing team, together with the three
TopGear TV presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
Commenting on the awards, Turner said: "Judging the TopGear Magazine cars of the year
takes a lot of time, coffee and shouting. But, strangely, when it came to the choosing the
overall winner, the yelling softened to agreement. Universal approval from the most
opinionated minds in the industry is almost unheard of. Which gives you some idea of just how
good the Range Rover Evoque, TopGear’s 2011 Car of the Year, really is."
As well as triumphing in the SUV and overall Car of the Year categories, the Evoque was also
chosen by presenter Jeremy Clarkson as his personal choice for Car of the Year. Summing up
his decision, he says:"There have been many great cars launched over the last 12 months....But
these are just one-trick ponies. The Evoque is more than that. Its a pony that is also a racehorse,
a shire horse, a dray horse, a show jumper and an easy rosette-winner in the dressage
competition. Its brilliant. And its the Top Gear Car of the Year."
The Top Gear Award represents the 34th international award for the Range Rover Evoque since
its launch earlier this year. Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards, welcomed the
"The Range Rover Evoque has generated an unprecedented response in all of our global
markets and has been particularly successful in attracting new customers to the Land Rover
brand. The TopGear Car of the Year award is further recognition that the Evoque offers a unique combination of distinctive premium design and outstanding performance underpinned
by Land Rover's legendary all terrain capability. The car's success is testament to the skill and
commitment of the design and engineering teams in delivering a vehicle that meets the original
The TopGear Magazine Award is certainly one of the most coveted titles in the industry and
we are naturally extremely pleased and excited that Evoque has been crowned overall Car of
the Year 2011."
ABOUT THE EVOQUE
Light-footed and nimble, it’s unmistakably a Range Rover for today’s demanding driver – with an engaging blend of dynamic handling and refined engineering.
It’s the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever, with an irresistible presence.
And with a tempting array of exterior and interior designs to choose from – plus a host of advanced technology options – you can personalise Range Rover Evoque to your own individual taste and lifestyle.
Bold, distinctive design
Range Rover Evoque is a bold new evolution of classic Range Rover design cues.
Its dynamic profile, with a dramatic rising beltline, muscular shoulders and a distinctive taper of the floating roofline, seems to draw the eye towards it, giving Range Rover Evoque a natural authority and magnetism.
Contemporary and sporty cabin styleInside, the contemporary, spacious architecture is combined with premium luxury design and materials.
The dramatic slope of the centre console and the pure, elegant horizontal lines of the instrument panel draw from classic Range Rover models. While the quality and craftsmanship of materials is highlighted by the clean feel of the interior surfaces.
Subtle ambient lighting, using the latest LED technology, can be colour-adjusted to match your mood. To enhance the sense of space and freedom, you have the option of a dramatic, full glass panoramic roof.
Slide behind the wheel and you’ll find the interior is every inch a true Range Rover, with a distinctive contemporary design that blends sporting integrity and intuitive technology.
Soft leather, polished woods* and subtle chrome detailing have been carefully selected and designed to premium standards, producing an ambience of pure desirable luxury.
*Available on the Prestige model
Refined sporting performance
Range Rover Evoque delivers a combination of dynamic and sporty handling with a refined, responsive performance.
Whether you’re driving in the city or enjoying its effortless off-road performance, you’ll find its intuitive engineering responds to your driving style.
In command of all conditions
Range Rover Evoque is the ultimate urban vehicle. However, there’s no compromise to the legendary Range Rover command in all weather and on all surfaces.
Unique technologies, such as Terrain Response®, Hill Descent Control, Gradient Release Control and Hill Start Assist ensure the vehicle can perform on any surface, and in all conditions.
Dynamic on-road performance
The engaging and sporty driving dynamics of Range Rover Evoque mark an evolution of Range Rover DNA. Plus, the lighter weight and more compact footprint offer you quicker responses and agility.
Despite this dynamic on-road character, the all new compact Range Rover Evoque stays true to Range Rover’s legendary off-road performance as well.
Potent refined power train
There's a choice of powerful, refined engines available.
The state-of-the-art turbocharged 177 kW 2.0-litre petrol Si4 engine combines six-cylinder refinement and performance with four-cylinder fuel economy.
Diesel models feature the latest 2.2-litre turbo diesel engines, including a 110 kW TD4 and a 140 kW SD4 which delivers a remarkably potent performance with impressive torque.
The most compact Range Rover ever
Range Rover Evoque’s compact footprint and sleek design help to minimise weight and improve aerodynamic performance, while delivering sporty, agile handling.
The compact size also allows it to benefit from lightweight, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, which combine superior performance with Range Rover's lowest CO2 emissions to date. The most efficient version will deliver an exceptional performance of less than 130g/km.
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