Best of British
From ultimate luxury to the world’s most decorated car, join us as we celebrate the engineering majesty of the UK
Posted: 05 Jul 2012
We crowned it our car of 2011, and it turns out we're not the only fans of Mrs Beckham's dinky SUV. The Evoque has picked up over 100 awards around the world - including the coveted Playboy Poland Car of the Year - and boasts an X-Factor-audition-length waiting list. The success of the Evoque - and the inevitable arrival of the seven-seat and convertible versions - has spawned another 1,000 jobs at JLR's Merseyside plant to cope with the increased demand, and there's been a £355m investment in a new Wolverhampton factory building four-cylinder engines. If Britain ever escapes this recession, we've got Mrs Beckham to thank...