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Range Rover Evoque Honoured

The mighty Range Rover Evoque has been crowned Auto Express Car of the Year 2011.

Ah! Interesting news. The mighty Range Rover Evoque has been crowned Auto Express Car of the Year 2011. This four-wheel-drive leviathan out-performed seventeen other vehicle class winners, as evaluated by an expert panel of judges. Major considerations included: fuel efficiency, driver appeal, practicality, and reliability. All eighteen class winners were honoured at the New Car Awards, which were held at Woburn Safari Park.

Acting Editor of Auto Express, Graham Hope, said: “The Range Rover Evoque truly looks set to define a desirable new sector of the market on its own. This talented machine brings a much loved premium brand within reach of a wider audience than ever before, and marks a brave departure from its maker’s traditional strengths. It’s great to see that this year’s winner was designed, engineered, and built in Britain.”

The Auto Express class winners are:

- Best City Car – Hyundai i10

- Best Supermini – Ford Fiesta

- Best Premium Supermini – Audi A1

- Best Supermini-MPV – Hyundai ix20

- Best Compact Family Car – Volkswagen Golf

- Best Crossover – Skoda Yeti

- Best Family Car – Skoda Superb

- Best Compact Executive Car – BMW 3 Series

- Best Executive Car – Audi A6

- Best Luxury Car – Mercedes S-Class

- Best Compact SUV (and overall winner) – Range Rover Evoque

- Best Large SUV – Land Rover Discovery 4

- Best Estate – Skoda Superb Estate

- Best MPV – SEAT Alhambra

- Best Hot Hatch – Volkswagen Golf GTI

- Best Coupe – Peugeot RCZ

- Best Convertible – BMW 3 Series Convertible

- Best Roadster – Mazda MX-5

Furthermore, the excellent Volkswagen BlueMotion range received the 'Green Award' - and the staggering Ferrari 458 Italia was announced 'Performance Car of the Year'. Big surprise there, as most industry experts were expecting the Citroen C1 to claim this prize.