The Evoque has won the top motoring accolade at the 2011 Scottish Car of the Year Awards. The Evoque drove off with the prestigious Scottish Car of the Year title at a gala dinner held in Glasgow's Thistle Hotel. The audience of over 200 was made up of people drawn from all aspects of the motoring industry plus members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers who select the winner.
To win the overall title, the Liverpool-built Evoque had first to win its own category and then defeat tough opposition from the other 11 category winners in a final vote. This year the category winners were drawn from the following; Small, Family, Estate, Executive, MPV, SUV/Crossover, Drop Top, Diesel, Sporting, Electric and Eco.The Range Rover Evoque was named as Best Compact SUV and then the winner in the Scottish Car of the Year awards.
Announcing the Evoque's triumph, Jim Murdoch, president of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, described the new Land Rover as a 'wholly deserving winner of the Scottish Car of the Year title.'? ?He said of the Evoque, 'Built in Britain and with an iconic badge on its bonnet, our top car of 2011 has wowed everyone who’s driven it. With more votes than any previous winner, this car is a runaway success. No surprise then that it already has a queue of buyers stretching round the block and beyond.'? ?Murdoch continued, 'As two tough winters have shown, the need for capable 4x4s is still as strong as ever in Scotland. When the snow isn’t falling, we also demand a car that works just as well for family and business needs. And as if we’re not already asking for everything in one car, we also want excellent economy and affordable running costs. Our winner achieves all of this and also manages to be one of the most desirable cars money can buy.'? ?Murray Dietsch, Land Rover’s director of engineering programmes, received the Evoque’s award saying, '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.'?