Land Rover Range Rover Evoque awarded Women’s Car of the Year 2012, followed by BMW 3 Series and Audi Q3

Women motoring writers from 12 countries participated in the voting process for the Women’s Car of the Year awards. The awards were divided into four…

Women motoring writers from 12 countries participated in the voting process for the Women’s Car of the Year awards. The awards were divided into four categories with judges awarding points for each car in each category while the car winning highest number of points is declared winner in that category and the car winning highest number of points is recipient of the supreme award. Cars are divided into Family, Luxury, Sports and economy categories.

In Family category, BMW 3 Series received first prize while Audi Q3 and Ford Focus were second and third respectively. In Luxury car category, Range Rover Evoque was first while Jaguar XJ and Audi A6 came in second and third. Sports category saw Porsche 911 a winner, Jaguar XKR coming in second and Mercedes Benz SLK at third place. In the Economy Category, Honda Civic was first, Volkswagen UP! second and Ford Fiesta third.

The supreme winner of Woman’s World Car of the Year 2012 was Range Rover Evoque in first place, BMW 3 Series in second place and Audi Q3 in third place. Certificates are being presented at the ongoing Paris Motor Show currently underway at Porte de Versaille, Paris.

In the image above, Achim Badstübner, head of exterior design, received the award from Sandy Myhre (r.), President of the WWCOTY (Women’s World Car Of The Year) committee, during the Paris Auto Show.

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WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR FOR 2012

The jury of Women’s World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

The jury of Women’s World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

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
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 voting procedures were audited by international accountancy company, Grant Thornton. Director, Paul McCormick, says it was a close-run race but there were some clear leaders in each category as votes arrived.

“The results for second and third, however, changed back and forth and with each addition of votes the differing opinions from the judges changed the results with every entry.”

The supreme award trophy will this year be made in The Netherlands. That, and category-winner certificates, will be presented at the Mondial de l’Automobile – The Paris Motor Show – in late September.

Two Audi models qualified for the „2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Award”:

The Audi Q3 ranked second in the “Family Car” category, while the A6 placed third in the “Luxury Car” category. Achim Badstübner, head of exterior design, received the award from Sandy Myhre (r.), president of the WWCOTY committee, during the Paris Auto Show.