Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Autoweek's Best of the Best Truck for 2012: Range Rover Evoque

Audi A7 and Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover North America today announced that the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named Autoweek's "Best of Best" truck for 2011. This marks the second year Autoweek has named its "Best of Best" - vehicles that best exemplify the pinnacle of automotive perfection, from the perspective of the automotive enthusiast.

"We are honored that the newly launched Range Rover Evoque has been named Autoweek's 'Best of Best' truck for 2011," says Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. "This award recognizes that the Range Rover Evoque, the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover, demonstrates our commitment to offering more sustainable models without compromising the true off-road capability and great design that our vehicles are recognized for."

Eligible vehicles are new - or substantially new - for the model year. Cars are defined as sedans, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks and wagons. Trucks include pickups, crossovers, minivans and SUVs. The evaluations mirror as closely as possible to the Autoweek Reader Fantasy Camp Criteria, where the latest cars are tested and graded for drivetrain, ride quality, handling, exterior, interior design and fun factor.

"The Range Rover Evoque retains the luxury, refinement and off-road capability we've come to expect from Land Rover, combined with compact dimensions, carlike ride and efficiency that redefine the brand," said Wes Raynal, Editor, Autoweek.

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 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.

Source: Auto Week

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