Range Rover Evoque wins Women’s World Car of the Year Award

The Range Rover Evoque has won the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Award, ahead of the BMW 3 Series and, with the Audi Q3 in third place.

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 t

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 judging panel for the Women’s Car of the Year (includes Geraldine Herbert for Ireland) assessed the Civic according to the criteria women consider when buying a car which include safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal, environmental footprint and child friendliness.


The award coincides with Honda’s recent announcement of new additions to Civic range which include a new the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine which will be available on the Civic later this year, a new wagon’- style Civic model and a New Civic Type R in 2015. All of these new derivatives are for the European market.


Henny Hemmes and Sandy Myhre, two members of the judging panel, presented the award to Toshiaki Konaka, Director, Honda Motor Europe Car Division, on the Honda stand at the Paris Motor Show.