The Range Rover Velar has won the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Launched last year and named after the codename for the original concept Range Rovers of the late 1960s, the Velar fills the space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. Its distinctive design features perfectly optimized proportions and a stunning silhouette.
"The continued evolution of our design philosophy is driven by a relentless focus on creating highly desirable vehicles our customers will love for life," commented Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. "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 recognized the tireless endeavors 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 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.