Range Rover Velar wins 2018 World Car Design of the Year award

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 28 Mar 2018


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.

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.

Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling  modernity, eye-catching design, innovative TouchPro 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.    

Gerry McGovern, 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.”