Evoca­tive Evoque

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By MARK HINCH­LIFFE

THE gongs keep chim­ing for Range Rover’s evoca­tive Evoque.

The women’s ver­sion of the World Car of the Year awards has hon­oured the sleek com­pact SUV with its top de­sign ac­co­lade, best lux­ury car as well as the out­right award. The triple crowns fol­lows a win for the Evoque in the best designs cat­e­gory of the re­cent World COTY awards and a nod from Cars­guide COTY judges for its el­e­gant style.

How­ever, Cars­guide judges also noted it has is­sues with rear vis­i­bil­ity and front-side view be­cause of its large wing mir­rors.

The 12-woman jury of Women’s World COTY, gave sec­ond out­right place to the BMW 3 Se­ries and third to Audi Q3.

The vot­ing pro­ce­dures were au­dited by ac­coun­tancy com­pany Grant Thorn­ton.

Di­rec­tor Paul Mccormick says it was a close-run race but there were some clear lead­ers in each cat­e­gory.

‘‘The re­sults for sec­ond and third, how­ever, changed back and forth and with each ad­di­tion of votes the dif­fer­ing opin­ions from the judges changed the re­sults with ev­ery en­try,’’ he says.

Range Rover’s stun­ning new Evoque has scooped up many awards, in­clud­ing the women’s ver­sion of the World Car of the Year

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