Land Rover North America today announced that the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque has been named the '2012 International Truck of the Year' by Road & Travel Magazine.The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is also the featured vehicle on the cover of Road & Travel’s January issue, celebrating the 16th anniversary of their awards program.
“The Range Rover Evoque continues to be recognized as a ground-breaking vehicle from industry leaders across the US and around the world,” said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. “This particular award is an honor to receive and demonstrates our ability to stay true to the Land Rover brand, while appealing to a new demographic of Range Rover enthusiasts.”
The annual International Car of the Year (ICOTY) Awards is presented in ten different categories to new vehicles manufactured internationally and available in the U.S. market. The awards ceremony is attended by industry leaders and media at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
The ICOTY jury, made up of nationally-renowned automotive journalists, selected the 2012 Range Rover Evoque as the most emotionally compelling truck for the new model year. “The Evoque is one of the most emotionally charged vehicles we’ve seen pass through this category in many years. The vast majority of the jury agreed that this exciting and stunning new vehicle will bond effortlessly with consumer lifestyles in both mind and spirit,” said Courtney Caldwell, ICOTY founder and executive producer.
The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. The vehicle stays true to the core values of Range Rover, providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain capability while embodied in a more fuel efficient package.The Range Rover Evoque achieves a 28 MPG EPA highway rating and sends a message that the company is serious about sustainability and determined to deliver vehicles that are both relevant and highly desirable.
The Range Rover Evoque is available in two versions: a coupe and a five-door, with starting prices of $44,995* and $43,995*, respectively. Every Range Rover Evoque destined for the United States will be equipped with all-wheel drive and will feature a 240-horsepower, turbocharged, direct fuel injected, four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover Evoque has been engineered with Land Rover capability. It can wade in nearly 20 inches of water, operate at tilt angles of up to 45 degrees, and features the latest Land Rover Terrain Response system, which has modes for sand, mud, ruts, grass, gravel and snow.
*Price shown is MSRP for Range Rover Evoque Prestige Premium. Includes destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and other local fees.
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