The Range Rover Evoque has been named 2011 Scottish Car of the Year at a gala dinner held in the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.
Winning the overall title, the Range Rover Evoque first won its own category - the SUV/Crossover category - and then beat off opposition from the other 11 category winners. The 2011 category winners were drawn from Small, Family, Estate, Executive, MPV, SUV/Crossover, Drop Top, Diesel, Sporting, Electric and Eco categories.
John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers commented: "Some superb new cars entered the market during the past 12 months and our members had a tough time selecting the category winners. Manufacturers are responding to market challenges and continue to provide improvements in safety, emissions and economy at an astonishing rate.
"One car stood out from all the others with its stylish good looks, sound packaging, fine driving dynamics and desirability and the Range Rover Evoque is a worthy winner of the Scottish Car of the Year title. With 18,000 advanced orders already in the bag it will provide job security for hundreds of people and generate huge exports for the British economy."
Colin Green, Land Rover UK Managing Director said: "We are absolutely delighted that the Range Rover Evoque is the 2011 Scottish Car of the Year - undoubtedly one of the most important accolades in the industry. On behalf of everyone at Land Rover, I would like to thank the Association for the award and for recognising that the Evoque is the most exciting car to be driven on Scottish roads this year."
John Edwards, Global Brand Director, Land Rover, added: "We are all very proud to see the Range Rover Evoque win the Scottish Car of the Year title. The Evoque is the result of a real team effort - Design, Product Development, Manufacturing and Marketing worked together with other functions across the company to create a truly unique, exciting and altogether outstanding new vehicle."
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