The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards.
Velar’s success follows the 2017 double win for the Jaguar F-Pace. Launched in March last year and named after the codename for the original concept Range Rovers of the late 1960s, the Velar fills the space between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.
“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,” said Land Rover design boss, Gerry McGovern (pictured below).
“The Velar delivers a new level of svelte sophistication for Range Rover: both outside and inside, the car eschews chunky forms and details whilst cleverly maintaining true Range Rover DNA,” added Sam Livingstone, a car design lecturer from London’s famous Royal College of Art who also served as an adviser to this year’s World Car Awards’ jury panel.