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Scottish Car of the Year 2011: Big night for Jaguar Land Rover

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Scottish Car of the Year 2011

Last night saw the awards dinner for the Scottish car of the Year at the Thistle in Glasgow, with Land Rover taking top honours and Jaguar walking away with three gongs (well, two gongs and the motoring equivalent of a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ trophy).

The unstoppable Range Rover Evoque took the big prize, being voted the Scottish Car of the Year.

Of course, it also won SUV of the year (it would have been a bit odd if it didn’t) and at this rate – and the great feedback from customers and media – Land Rover look like they’ll be mopping up a lot of gongs this next year.

John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, said of the Evoque:

One car stood out from all the others with its stylish good looks, sound packaging, fine driving dynamics and desirability and the Range Rover Evoque is a worthy winner of the Scottish Car of the Year title.

Jaguar also did well with the new Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel grabbing top Diesel Car and the fast – if rather pricey – Jaguar XKR-S voted top Sporting car.

Other awards included the Hyundai i40 Tourer as best Estate car, Audi A7 as best Executive car and the new VW Golf beat off competition from the new BMW 6 Series Convertible to grab best drop-top.

Not sure we agree with all the winners, but it’s hard to argue against the Evoque as top dog at the moment.

Car of the Year: Range Rover Evoque


By Cars UK