The Land Rover Evoque has been voted ‘Truck of the Year’ by a panel of 50 US auto journalists.
The panel based in Detroit has caused a stir due to the Evoque being more car-like than truck like. The New York Times ‘Wheels’ blog post reported – ‘The truck award particularly has engendered controversy, as nominees increasingly share more mechanical parts with passenger cars than with body-on-frame stump-pullers. Tony Swan, an automotive journalist and founder of the award committee, told the assembled journalists that a government agency “classifies them as trucks, and we know the government is never wrong”.
With yet another award for the Evoque it seems as though the marque has been well received and will sell in vast numbers. This can only be a good thing for Land Rover and Tata and the world economy in general.