The new Range Rover Evoque has been named 2011 Car of the Year by BBC Top Gear Magazine. The Evoque beat competition from the BMW 1 Series M, Mclaren MP4 12c, Ferrari FF, VW Up! and the Kia Picanto.
The Evoque was also chosen by presenter Jeremy Clarkson as his personal choice for Car of the Year. He said "there have been many great cars launched over the last 12 months, but these are just one-trick ponies. The Evoque is more than that. It’s a pony that is also a racehorse, a shire horse, a dray horse, a show jumper and an easy rosette-winner in the dressage competition. Its brilliant and it’s the Top Gear Car of the Year."
The new Range Rover Evoque is now on sale and prices start at £27,955 for the eD4 Pure five door six speed manual 2WD model. The 4WD equivalent is priced at £28,705. There is a choice of three engines offered, two body styles, three design themes and a wide range of options and accessories. Customers can create their own Range Rover Evoque with the online configuarator; options include twelve exterior colours, three contrasting interiors, seven alloy wheel designs and a full sized fixed panoramic glass roof. The design themes are named Pure, Prestige and Dynamic.