The award was presented to Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director at the Car Design Night, held on the opening evening of the Geneva Motor Show.
Car Design News Editor, Eric Gallina, who presented the Award said: “The Evoque represents the best translation from concept car to production vehicle we have seen in recent times. It’s clear to see why it was chosen.”
“The Evoque translates the brand identity of Range Rover to a smaller, very relevant product, without becoming retro or derivative,” added Joe Simpson, Associate Editor.
The Car Design of the Year Award follows – among the others – the Design Award from Czech publication ‘Auto Design and Styling’ and the ‘Best SUV of 2011’ award from the Motor Press Editorial Group in Portugal.