posted 5 years ago

New Range Rover Evoque Honoured

The Range Rover Evoque has been named Stuff Magazine's 2011 Car of the Year

The Range Rover Evoque has been named Stuff Magazine's 2011 Car of the Year at the prestigious Technology of the Year Ceremony in London. The 4x4 overcame stiff competition from the Ferrari FF, Ford Focus, Renault Twizy, Nissan Leaf, and MINI Coupé to claim the prize. The new Evoque was praised for features such as its terrain response system. This adapts the set-up to cope with conditions such as sand and mud. The judges were also impressed by the 825W Meridan audio system and the dual-screen. The latter allows the driver and passenger to see different images on a single display, at the same time.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Stuff Magazine Editor, Will Findlater, said: "For combining the off-road capabilities of a Range Rover and leading technology with the desirability of a Blade Runner space car, the Range Rover Evoque just had to win it for us."

Land Rover Design Studio Director, David Saddington, added: "The Stuff Gadget Award means a lot to us at Land Rover and it is fantastic to win Stuff Magazine's inaugural Car of the Year Award. I am really happy to pick it up on behalf of the entire Land Rover team who put so much hard work into the design and engineering – it is great to be recognised for leading edge and innovative technology wrapped in such a fantastic design."