- Lightest and Most Fuel Efficient Range Rover Ever Wins Respected Annual Automotive Award
Land Rover announced today that the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque has been named Crossover Car of the Year by Bloomberg News. The 2012 Range Rover Evoque was reviewed by Bloomberg News’ Automotive Critic, Jason Harper, to determine the best drives of 2011.
"It is a great honor for the all-new Range Rover Evoque to be named the Crossover Car of the Year by Bloomberg News,” said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. “The Range Rover Evoque targets a new generation of modern-day, brand enthusiasts. It appeals to consumers who are environmentally-conscious, but want to drive a vehicle that is also luxurious.”
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 compact package. The Range Rover Evoque also sends a message that the company is serious about sustainability and determined to deliver vehicles that are both relevant and highly desirable.
"I'm really knocked out by the Range Rover Evoque model's synthesis of style and utility,” said Jason Harper, Bloomberg News’ Automotive Critic. “It's simply a great design."
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 achieves 28 MPG** EPA estimated highway and 18 MPG** EPA estimated city. This excellent fuel economy is the result of new efficiency technologies, lightweight materials, and environmentally conscious design.
Bloomberg’s Cars of the Year winners are recognized for the following categories: Crossover, Supercar, Economy Car, Sports Car and Overall Car.
Bloomberg News’ Crossover Car of the Year honor is the latest U.S. accolade that the Ranger Rover Evoque has received since its launch. Additionally, the car has been named Motor Trend’s 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year, Decisive Magazine’s Urban Truck of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2012 All-Star Award and Best Luxury Compact Vehicle from Automotive Lease Guide (ALG).
*Price shown is MSRP for Range Rover Evoque Prestige Premium. Includes destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and other local fees.
** Based on EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.
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