Among the many new vehicles in the world today, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar has been bestowed with the prestigious title of World Car Design of the Year by the 2018 World Car Awards. This award is meant to highlight new vehicles with innovation and style that push established boundaries.
Before getting the recognition, the Velar had to go through a long selection process that began back in September 19, 2017. Seven highly respected world design experts had to narrow down the long list that included all the contenders in the five award categories of the 2018 World Car Awards.
A short list of was then created which included the Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC60, and the Lexus LC 500. 82 motoring journalists from 24 different countries casted their votes to award the Velar as the most beautifully designed car on this planet. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar follows the footsteps of the Jaguar F-PACE and the Mazda MX-5 that won the prestigious award in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
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. Receiving the World Car of the Year award 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 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a five-seater luxury SUV that has optimized proportions and a stunning silhouette. It’s also equipped with a diesel or a gasoline version of its 2L turbocharged engine. The former can produce 180 hp while the latter can squeeze 247 hp. There’s also a 380 hp 3L supercharged V6 gasoline mill for those who crave for more power.
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