Add another piece of hardware to the trophy case. The Range Rover Evoque has just been named the 2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
The Range Rover Evoque bested nine other SUV competitors to take home the award.
All SUVs were judged following the same set of criteria. The following is the criteria list as it appears on Motor Trend’s website.
The judges are looking for well-executed exterior and interior styling, innovative vehicle packaging, and good selection and use of materials.
The parameters are total vehicle concept and execution; clever solutions to packaging, manufacturing, and dynamics issues; and cost-effective technology that benefits consumers.
The criteria for this category is how well the vehicle does the job its planners, designers, and engineers intended it to do.
The judges are looking for low fuel consumption and carbon footprint size relative to the vehicle's competitive set.
The judges take into account each vehicle's ability to help the driver avoid a crash, as well as the secondary safety measures that help protect its occupants during an accident.
Each vehicle's price and equipment levels are compared with those of vehicles in the same market segment.
Congratulations to Land Rover, and to the Range Rover Evoque’s innovative design team. Something tells us this will not be the last award the Evoque receives this year.
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