Range Rover’s Velar has been judged and named the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title
The luxury SUV overcame the Volvo XC60 and the Lexus LC 500 to take the World Car Design of the Year award, as voted for by the World Car Awards jury, comprising 82 influential motoring journalists from 24 countries. This victory for the brand was announced at the New York International Auto Show.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, the Velar is available with a choice of two powertrains, ranging from a responsive 247 bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol to the potent 375 bhp supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
The distinctive design of the Range Rover Velar features perfectly optimised proportions and a stunning silhouette. Its super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and sleek Touch Pro Duo infotainment are all hallmarks of Range Rover’s ‘reductionist’ design philosophy.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer of Land Rover, said: “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”.