MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 3, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Land Rover North America today announced that the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was named Autoweek's "Best of Best" truck for 2011. This marks the second year Autoweek has named its "Best of Best" -- vehicles that best exemplify the pinnacle of automotive perfection - from the perspective of the automotive enthusiast.
"We are honored that the newly launched Range Rover Evoque has been named Autoweek's 'Best of Best' truck for 2011," says Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. "This award recognizes that the Range Rover Evoque, the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover, demonstrates our commitment to offering more sustainable models without compromising the true off-road capability and great design that our vehicles are recognized for."
Eligible vehicles are new -- or substantially new -- for the model year. Cars are defined as sedans, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks and wagons. Trucks include pickups, crossovers, minivans and SUVs. The evaluations mirror as closely as possible to the Autoweek Reader Fantasy Camp Criteria, where the latest cars are tested and graded for drivetrain, ride quality, handling, exterior, interior design and fun factor.
"The Range Rover Evoque retains the luxury, refinement and off-road capability we've come to expect from Land Rover, combined with compact dimensions, carlike ride and efficiency that redefine the brand," said Wes Raynal, Editor, Autoweek.
The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. The vehicle stays true to the core values of Range Rover, providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain capability while embodied in a more compact package. The Range Rover Evoque achieves a 28 MPG EPA highway rating and sends a message that the company is serious about sustainability and determined to deliver vehicles that are both relevant and highly desirable.
The Range Rover Evoque is available in two versions: a coupe and a five-door, with starting prices of $44,995* and $43,995*, respectively. Every Range Rover Evoque destined for the United States will be equipped with all-wheel drive and will feature a 240-horsepower, turbocharged, direct fuel injected, four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover Evoque has been engineered with Land Rover capability. It can wade in nearly 20 inches of water, operate at tilt angles of up to 45 degrees, and features the latest Land Rover Terrain Response® system, which has modes for sand, mud, ruts, grass, gravel and snow.
*Price shown is MSRP for Range Rover Evoque Prestige Premium. Includes destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and other local fees.
About Land RoverLand Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover and Range Rover is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.
About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLCJaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define "breadth of capability" in their segments.
Jaguar manufactures all their cars exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Land Rover and Range Rover models are built in the United Kingdom at the Solihull and Halewood plants. Land Rover exports to 169 countries and Jaguar exports to 63 countries, with global sales for both brands exceeding 240,000 vehicles annually. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs 16,000 people in United Kingdom, including 3,500 engineers at two product development centers.
Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is represented by more than 330 retail outlets.
Information about Land Rover North America products is available to consumers via the Internet at The Official 4x4: Land Rover Website | Land Rover USA.
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