Land Rover Wins Three What Car? Awards 2020
Land Rover has won a hattrick of titles at the UK’s most prestigious motoring awards. What Car? magazine provided accolades for vehicles across the company’s range, proving that the somewhat beleaguered automaker is still at the top of its game. Winners include the company’s compact Range Rover Evoke, the mid-size Range Rover Velar, and the classic Land Rover Defender.
Range Rover Evoque - Best Family SUV
What Car? announced that the Range Rover Evoque had won its Best Family SUV award its ceremony in Whitley on January 14th. The latest honour for the vehicle cements its place as the car to beat for all-round value and performance in the small SUV space.
The judges said that the original Evoque had been a massive success and gave consumers a vehicle with Land Rover pedigree, but that was also highly manageable in city environments. The mark II version of the car, they said, builds on that original success but brings everything up to date, including the in-car technology.
The first generation Evoque garnered unrivalled success in the UK market, with more than 772,000 cars manufactured and 20 per cent of those going to British hands. The vehicle also went on to win more than 217 officially-recognised international awards and racked up sales of 80,000 in 2019 alone, many years after release. The mark II promises to deliver even higher quality, making it the inevitable choice for the auto world’s highest accolade.
Range Rover Velar - Best SUV Coupe
The Range Rover Velar, the judges thought, was the most stylish vehicle in the lineup, likening it to a fashionable festival-goer who remains glamorous, even when covered in mud.
The car has an uncanny knack of combining both form and function, looking beautiful but delivering all the power in the world when you need it. The vehicle provides both on- and off-road performance and perfectly slots into daily life.
Land Rover developed the Velar from a clean sheet just a couple of years ago using its in-house Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. The car features the company’s latest technologies and a high level of attention to detail - very impressive, considering that the model is just three years old.
Land Rover Defender - Reader Award for The Most Anticipated Car Of 2020
The third and final title for Land Rover was a Reader Award for the most anticipated car of 2020. Land Rover will be launching a new version of the Defender this year with a series of updates designed to make it the most alluring in the company’s line-up for those who want to spend most of their time driving off-road.
More than twice as many readers voted for the Defender than any other upcoming car in the category, revealing the extent of the hype. Fuelling this is the recognition that Land Rover is still at the top of its game in other vehicle categories - and rightly so. Many motoring enthusiasts believe that the company will deliver on quality with the new Defender, just as it has done elsewhere.
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