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International Car of the Year Awards

2012 Range Rover Evoque Named
2012 International
Truck of the Year

by Road & Travel Magazine

Sponsored by
Bridgestone Tire Sponsors 2011 International Car of the Year Awards

DETROIT, January 2, 2012 - The 2012 International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) jury announced today the winner of the 16th annual International Truck of the Year.

The ICOTY jury, made up of nationally-renowned automotive journalists selected the 2012 Range Rover Evoque as the most emotionally compelling new truck for the new model year.

2012 Range Rover Evoque - Read Review
2012 International Truck of the Year

See ICOTY Awards Special Issue

Sponsored by Bridgestone, the ICOTY Awards celebrate its 16th anniversary this year. “Through good times and bad, Bridgestone has continued to support ICOTY, which has allowed us to shine a spotlight on those vehicles that reflect the strongest emotional connection to consumer lifestyles through their design, technology, and lifestyle-compatibility use,” adds Caldwell.

The trophy for the 2012 Evoque was presented to Range Rover executives at a private ceremony during press week of the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Presenters included jury members, Courtney Caldwell, Editor-in-Chief, Road & Travel Magazine and ICOTY founder; Denise McCluggage, famed automotive author and journalist; Martha Hindes, auto contributor to Road & Travel Magazine; and Ken Gross, auto writer for Playboy and Hemisphere's Magazines.

2012 Range Rover Evoque Named International Truck of the Year
Range Rover Evoque named 2012 International Truck of the Year by Road & Travel Magazine. Accepting the award (l) are Andy Goss, President, Frank Klass, Head of Global Communications of Jaguar Land Rover NA; and (r) Kim McCullough, Brand VP, Land Rover NA. Presenting the trophy (far right), are Mike Martini, President Bridgestone America OE and ICOTY sponsor; and ICOTY founder, Courtney Caldwell. (Photo by Jeff Kowalsky)

"The Range Rover Evoque being named the International Truck of the Year is a great way for the Land Rover brand to start off the New Year, said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover. The breakthrough design and confident handling are undeniable and have led to a new generation of modern-day Land Rover enthusiasts."

"The ICOTY Awards are not based on camshafts and chrome but rather lifestyle compatibility and how well automakers achieve that goal,” said ICOTY executive producer Courtney Caldwell.

Rounding out the prestigious presentations was Bridgestone Tire OE President Mike Martini. “It’s our honor to sponsor this award recognizing the excellence in ingenuity by auto manufactures, and we appreciate the longstanding partnerships, both in the showroom and on our highways, we’ve enjoyed with many of them.  We congratulate Range Rover on their prestigious award and look forward to creating world-class products for all manufacturers in the years to come,” said Michael Martini, President Bridgestone’s OE Division, of BATO.

SEE ALL 2012 INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR WINNERS

About ICOTY
The ICOTY Awards were founded in 1996 by Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief of RTM. Its unique theme was created to celebrate the emotional connection between car and consumer and recognize the automakers that successfully accomplished that goal through the design and marketing of their vehicles to consumer lifestyles. Today, many automakers use the ‘emotional connection’ theme in their national marketing and advertising campaigns.

Media Contact: Courtney Caldwell
Phone: 248.561.5660; Email: icotyawards@gmail.com
www.icotyawards.com

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