The British based SUV Range Rover Evoque has just been named the 2011 Car of the Year by the Top Gear Magazine, being also chosen by Jeremy Clarkson as his favorite new car.
According to the Top Gear Magazine, the Range Rover Evoque had some serious competition for the same award, as the McLaren MP4-12C, the new BMW 1 Series M, the four-wheel drive Ferrari FF, the smallest model in Volkswagen’s lineup, the Up!, or the Kia Picanto. But while the Fisker Karma won the Top Gear Magazine’s Luxury Car of the Year award and James May’s car of the Year Award, the Range Rover Evoque was named by the editors of the magazine the 2011 Car of the Year.
“Judging the Top Gear Magazine cars of the year takes a lot of time, coffee and shouting. But, strangely, when it came to the choosing the overall winner, the yelling softened to agreement. Universal approval from the most opinionated minds in the industry is almost unheard of. Which gives you some idea of just how good the Range Rover Evoque, Top Gear’s 2011 Car of the Year, really is”, said the Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Turner.
As a reminder, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque comes with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost turbo engine which is developing a total output of 240 horsepower, being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The five-door Range Rover Evoque can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds and its starting price has been set at $43.995, while the three-door version is 1.000 USD more expensive.