The Range Rover Evoque has strutted its way into the top spot of the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year awards, proving its wares against a list of female-focused criteria.
The Range Rover Evoque SUV was crowned Supreme Winner after accruing the highest number of votes from a judging panel comprising female motoring writers from 12 countries.
Divided into four categories – Family car, Luxury car, Sports car, and Economy car – the Women’s World Car of the Year is based on a criteria of safety, value, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child-friendliness, ease of driving, colour, sex appeal and environmental footprint.
According to the WWCOTY website, “The winning car may not reach 0-100km/h in less than so many seconds or have eye-popping Newton metres of torque. But it will be a car that appeals very strongly to women.”
The BMW 3 Series and Audi Q3 finished in first and second place, respectively in Family cars, with the Ford Focus claiming third.
In Sports cars the Porsche 911 once again finished in a familiar position beating the Jaguar XKR and Mercedes-Benz SLK, while the Honda Civic took top position in Economy in front of the recently released Volkswagen Up! and small car staple the Ford Fiesta.
1. BMW 3 Series
2. Audi Q3
3. Ford Focus
1. Range Rover Evoque
2. Jaguar XJ
3. Audi A6
1. Porsche 911
2. Jaguar XKR
3. Mercedes-Benz SLK
1. Honda Civic
2. Volkswagen Up!
3. Ford Fiesta