2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe
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The 2012 Women's World Car of the Year Award winners are in, and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has taken top honors. A jury of female auto writers from a total of 12 countries all voted on this year's winners over four categories, including Family Car, Luxury Car, Sports Car and Economy Car, though the panel also awards a trophy for "supreme winner." This year, the Evoque took first place in both Luxury Car and supreme winner segments.

Interestingly enough, the BMW 3 Series drove off with first place in the Family Car category, while the Porsche 911 took the top Sports Car nod and the Honda Civic won Economy Car honors. WWCOTY says that while each category saw a clear winner, the spots for second and third place in each category switched multiple times as more votes came in. You can check out the full list of winners in the press release below.
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WOMEN'S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR FOR 2012

The jury of Women's World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

The jury of Women's World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

There are four categories in the awards structure. Judges award points for every car from a voting criteria and the car receiving the highest number of points wins that category. The car receiving the highest number of points overall wins both the category and the supreme award.
The results for 2012 are:

Family car:
1st - BMW 3-series
2nd - Audi Q3
3rd - Ford Focus

Luxury car:
1st - Range Rover Evoque
2nd - Jaguar XJ
3rd - Audi A6

Sports car:
1st - Porsche 911
2nd - Jaguar XKR
3rd - Mercedes Benz SLK

Economy car:
1st - Honda Civic
2nd - VW Up!
3rd - Ford Fiesta

The supreme winner of the Women's World Car of the Year 2012 is:

Range Rover Evoque
2nd place - BMW 3-series
3rd place - Audi Q3

The voting procedures were audited by international accountancy company, Grant Thornton. Director, Paul McCormick, says it was a close-run race but there were some clear leaders in each category as votes arrived.

"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."
The supreme award trophy will this year be made in The Netherlands. That, and category-winner certificates, will be presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile – The Paris Motor Show - in late September.


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      americanjunglist
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how when a company diversifies, the fanboys and purists come out of the freaking woodworks with talk of 'selling out'. Worse still when it's done by people who've never even owned or even EXPERIENCED the brand in question! 'Profit margin' and 'market share'. Look 'em up.
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      To the whiners and belly-ache patrol: 1. LR saw a large target group of potential buyers, made a vehicle that fits their real life urban needs, designed something they would actually DESIRE, and is now selling so many of them that they can't build them fast enough. 2. Single women in their late 20's to early 40's are living in urban/suburban areas and have more jobs and more buying power than men in that same age group after the recession. In business, that's simply called a smart move. Good job LR. And besides, it's not like LR stopped making "real" off-roaders. As if millions of people needed to drive off-road every single day just to go to work. Seriously.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FreeThinker
        Actually this is a vehicle that doesn\'t fit anyone\'s needs. A minivan fits people\'s needs. A 2 door SUV with a chopped off roof and comically low profile tires fits nobody\'s needs. It fits their desire to have an \'upscale\' brand at a mid range price.
      hairy5050
      • 2 Years Ago
      rover is a british car! if u can afford 2 b taken to the bank EVERYTIME u have ANY maintenance/repairs done,or u have more money than brains u go girl!!!!!!!
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      AB would be set a blaze if they saw in a single garage one of these parked next to a GT-R.
        throwback
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
        Not really, we would assume the Evoque is the wife's car.
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im proud to say my wife hates this thing, and it's absolutely lack of window surfaces, with a passion.
        CJ_313
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        My wife loves the Evoque, so does my 17 year old daughter who thinks she'll be getting the 2-door coupe version when she graduates next year. Everytime I see an Evoque there's usually plenty of rubber-necking from other drivers and pedestrians, also. I think your wife may be in the minority, people seem to love the Evoque. I'm a 36 year old man and I even think it's one of the best looking vehicles on sale today.
          GuyClinch
          • 2 Years Ago
          @CJ_313
          It's swell looking if it had cameras and was driven by computer. When most people look at that - they get the Camaro effect - as is how the hell do people see out of that? I'd add that I don't like how cute utes handle. AWD is fine - but unless you go off-road you don't need the ground clearance. Cute utes are stupid - and making them sexy is also stupid (BMW X6).. A better chick car - Audi A5. Handles decent - looks great..
      F1
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the same article, 3-Series best family car, 911 as Best sports car. those gay chick cars too? coz damn there must be a lot of you closet gays here!! read the article before you reveal your a homo in the closet that just follows the crowd-suckers.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      I knew it was big in the homosexual male community, which is kind of ironic that its a big hit with the ladies.
        Rob J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Care to provide of evidence of it being a hit with homosexuals?
          tump
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rob J
          I'm gay but I'm only interested in it with a manual transmission.
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rob J
          Sounds like a Land Rover owner is a little bent out of shape about the gay image of his car.
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        I don't see how that would be ironic...?
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          Gay guys driving a chick magnet. *makes airplane wooshing sound*
      R3TRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      I must be one of the few people who think this thing is just plain ugly. I saw it last year at the LA Auto show and thought maybe it would grow on me... well it didn\'t. I\'m no dame, but my car of the year (non-exotic) would have to be the Cadillac CTS coupe (especailly in V form)!
      Ask
      • 2 Years Ago
      The most pointless award I've ever seen or heard....
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dont know any women that could afford this.
        BRKF06
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Scooter
        I know very few who can't... maybe you should improve the company you keep?
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      i have never been in one, but it is awful purdy....im a dude and i'd rock one(based on looks alone). But i have heard that you can't really see out of them once inside. it's always a trade-off.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Slartibartfast
        • 2 Years Ago
        1) Yes, unless it's already perceived as a "chick car"...like the Evoque. 2 )I don't think either the Evoque or the 911 will suffer much from this study. 3) Wouldn't you rather have a chick who had a 911? I'm all for women, women auto writers, and women who share my interest in cars.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Slartibartfast
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