April 23 2018
The Range Rover Velar names the most beautiful car in the world.
The Range Rover Velar has been awarded the epithet of most beautiful car in the world, as it scoops the World Car Design of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards. The award, which was announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show, was given to the Velar due to the vehicle’s unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity.
Taking the mantel from the Jaguar F-PACE, which scooped the award in 2017, the Range Rover Velar brings a range of new additions and finishes to the model, adding glamour, modernity and a touch of elegance to the Range Rover family.
With a stunning silhouette and perfectly optimised proportions, the Range Rover Velar has a particularly eye-catching design, which includes additions such as super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, a Touch Pro Duo infotainment display and flush deployable door handles.
Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, commented on the Velar’s recent award:
“The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling modernity, eye-catching design, innovative Touch Pro Duo infotainment technology and a clear focus on sustainability - what a combination. This product speaks for itself. F-TYPE, Evoque, F-PACE and now the Range Rover Velar wins the World Car of the Year design award. This means a lot to us. I feel very honoured and I want to thank all jury members for their trust and support in encouraging the Land Rover team to continue on their unique path. I also want to thank our Velar team for their passion and commitment, for going the extra mile to move boundaries for extraordinary solutions.”
The Range Rover Velar pipped several other models to the post, including the Volvo XC60 and the Lexus LC 500. The award was voted for by 82 independent, influential motor journalists from 24 countries.
Available in six different powertrains, the Velar is Range Rover’s SUV which fills the gap between the Evoque and the Sport and has been designed engineered and manufactured in the UK.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s chief design officer, had a few words to say about the recent win:
“The continued evolution of our design philosophy is driven by a relentless focus on creating highly desirable vehicles our customers will love for life. The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of modernity to the Range Rover family with an abundance of innovative technologies, all making this vehicle a joy to drive and be driven in. We’re honoured that the jury recognised the tireless endeavours of our designers and engineers in delivering a vehicle with compelling design, tailored technology and relevant innovation which come together to create a vehicle of instant desirability.”
The Range Rover Velar is available to order now and is priced from £44,830 as standard.
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Posted on 23rd April 2018 at 3:42PM