Range Rover Evoque voted Women's World Car of the Year


The Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) has been announced: the Range Rover Evoque. No surprise there, really - the Land Rover WAG-wagon is just like a regular Range Rover, but it's easier to reverse and less likely to hit other objects in the hands of a woman, because it's smaller.

Before you write in, we are, of course, joking. But if you're wondering what Women's World Car of the Year is, it was set up in 2009 to create an award specific to "the fastest growing consumer segment in the world and arguably the most influential." That's women.

A more detailed explanation can be found here, but the all-female WWCOTY judging panel evaluates the cars differently to the main World Car of the Year panel, looking specifically at 'female' values.

They are: safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child–friendliness, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal and environmental footprint.

So, the car that best satiates a woman's desire for all those things in 2012 is the Evoque - a car that could only muster a design award in the official World Car of the Year contest, which was won overall by the VW Up.

Here are the WWCOTY winners in full, including the runners up in each category:

Women's World Car of the Year, supreme winner 2012
Range Rover Evoque
BMW 3-series
Audi Q3

Family car
BMW 3-series
Audi Q3
Ford Focus

Luxury car
Range Rover Evoque
Jaguar XJ
Audi A6

Sports car
Porsche 911
Jaguar XKR
Mercedes Benz SLK

Economy car
Honda Civic
VW Up!
Ford Fiesta