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The small British crossover Range Rover Evoque has been recently awarded with the 2012 World Design Car of the Year during the 2012 New York Auto Show.

After the Volkswagen Up! has been named the 2012 World Car of the Year, the Porsche 911 the World Performance Car of the Year and the Mercedes-Benz S250 CDI the World Green Car of the Year, time has come for the new Range Rover Evoque to win a similar award, named the 2012 World Design Car of the Year. The British crossover was placed ahead of the Citroen DS5 and the Volkswagen Up!, which were also nominated for this award, but their exterior designs were no match for the Evoque.

“We are honored that the Range Rover Evoque has been named 2012 World Design Car of the Year. The prestigious accolade recognizes the overwhelmingly positive response that we have received to the Evoque’s bold and dramatic design. It is a car that truly resonates on an emotional level”, said the Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern.

As a small reminder, the Range Rover Evoque is a compact SUV which went into production in July 2011. The model is currently being assembled in Halewood, England, and it’s being offered with a choice of three engines and two transmissions. The Range Rover Evoque is 4,355 mm long, 1,965 mm wide and 1,605 mm tall.