The Evoque a big winner in the US

The futuristic looking Range Rover Evoque was named the 2012 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The futuristic looking Range Rover Evoque was named the 2012 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Evoque triumph over the BMW X3 and the Honda CR-V. The Evoque scored big in six key categories - value for the money, innovation, handling, performance, safety and driver satisfaction.

The Evoque was reviewed by a coalition of 50 automotive journalists, from the US and Canada, representing all media platforms.

The North American Truck of the Year honour is the latest global accolade that the Evoque has received since its launch in September. It is the first NAToTY title for Land Rover although the brand has been shortlisted three times.

Additionally in North America, the car has been named Motor Trend’s 2012 Sport/Utility of the Year, Autoweek’s “Best of Best” Truck, Road & Travel’s International Truck of the Year, Decisive Magazine’s Urban Truck of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2012 All-Star Award and Best Luxury Compact Vehicle from Automotive Lease Guide and Bloomberg News’ Crossover Car of the Year.

In Ireland, the Range Rover Evoque was crowned Continental Irish Executive/Luxury Car of the Year 2012 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association.