The Range Rover Velar has won the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. The annual World Car Awards steering committee and jury consists of influential motoring journalists from around the world. The award was bestowed at the New York International Auto Show.
Gerry McGovern (left), Chief Design Officer, 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.”
“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,” said Dr Ralf Speth, CEO, JLR.
The luxury SUV overcame the Volvo XC60 and the Lexus LC 500 to win the design title.
The Range Rover Velar was globally introduced in March 2017 to fill the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The SUV was launched in India in December 2017.
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