The Range Rover Velar has been awarded the 2018 World Car Design of the Year. The World Car Design of the Year category, and the corresponding award, are meant to highlight new vehicles with innovation and style that push established boundaries. This year, the cars eligible for the 2018 World Car Design of the Year award encompassed all the contenders competing in the other five award categories.
The luxury SUV from Land Rover 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 motoring journalists from 24 countries. The Velar’s success follows the 2017 double win for the Jaguar F-Pace. 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.
Internationally, the Range Rover Velar is available with a choice of six powertrains, ranging from the clean and responsive 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel to the potent 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. The luxury SUV was launched in India earlier this year in the month of January, with prices starting at INR 78.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).