As the lightest, smallest, most-efficient Range Rover ever starts arriving at dealerships, it has also arrived at its first award ceremony. While our own first drive review review is just days away from being ready for your eyes, the team at Motor Trend has already fallen so in love that it decided to name the Evoque 2012′s best SUV on the market. It’s one of the first awards of the season, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Baby Range take an award or two home from our country’s other big magazines, not to mention its candidacy for North American Truck of the Year. It’s a great new model, and one that certainly deserves praise.
“The Range Rover Evoque is a bold move into the fast-growing compact luxury SUV sector,” said Angus MacKenzie, Editor-in-Chief, Motor Trend. “Refined and capable both on and off the road, it artfully combines traditional Range Rover values with stunning state-of-the-moment design and impressive efficiency. The Evoque is a worthy winner of our award, and I have no doubt it will be a worldwide hit for Land Rover.”
Check back for our full opinion about the new model later this week, check back in the coming months to see what else it wins, and of course, make sure to go test drive one if you’re in the market.