The Range Rover Evoque is Scottish car of the year

The Evoque won the SUV/Crossover category by a large margin ahead of the BMW X3, which finished in second place.

The ‘baby’ Range Rover was launched in September and quickly sold out of its 3,000 models destined for sale in 2011.

The Evoque is the first Range Rover available in both two- and four-wheel drive and comes with three high quality trim levels designed with the help of Victoria Beckham, who was invited on board as a guest designer.

John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers said: “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”.

With the Range Rover Evoque’s high class specification it’s no wonder it came in first place with up to 20″ alloy wheels, HDD Premium navigation system and an array of exterior and interior colours.

Range Rover Evoque prices start from £27,955, making it the lowest price Range Rover on sale today.

The Car of the Year event was held at a gala dinner in Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel where categories such as SUV/Crossover, Family, Estate, Electric, Executive, MPV and Sporting were announced.

Murdoch added: “Some superb new cars entered the market during the past 12 months and our members had a tough time selecting the category winners”.

The competition saw many popular models going head to head such as the Kia Picanto and Audi A1 in the Small Car category, not to mention the ever popular Ford Focus and the new Peugeot 508 in the Family Car sector.

The Electric category proved interesting with the Peugeot’s iON beating the Nissan Leaf. In the Eco category where the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive, which beat the Fiat 500 Twinair.