May 17, 2018
Have you seen the sleek new Range Rover Velar? It’s no surprise to us that this svelte and luxurious car has just been voted World Car Design of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards in New York, beating some tough competition from Lexus and Volvo. Not only that, but it was just pipped to the post as the overall World Car of the Year, a deserving runner-up to the Mazda CX-5. Let’s take a look at what makes the Velar so special.
Filling the gap between the entry-level Range Rover Evoque and the larger, more expensive Sport, the Velar combines style and technology for a super-sophisticated drive.
Although it remains recognisably true to its Land Rover pedigree, with a similar shape to its predecessors in the Land Rover family, design features like flush door handles, integrated rear spoiler and a smooth touchscreen give it a unique, svelte and streamlined feel that’s new and different.
It’s no wonder judges at the World Car Awards – a panel comprised of 82 expert motoring journalists – declared the Velar ‘the most beautiful car on the planet’.
Technology, innovation and comfort
The Range Rover Velar has a revolutionary aerodynamic design that translates into superior performance on (and off) the road, with its integrated rear spoiler and wheels both contributing to reduced drag. With All Wheel Drive and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics as standard on all Velar options, it’s able to adapt to all driving conditions.
The control panel has convenient dual touch screen technology that adapts to your practical needs – so you can swap around maps and music players depending on what’s best for your circumstances, while passengers can enjoy the latest in rear seat entertainment. Matrix-Laser LED headlights improve visibility in all conditions.
Big on comfort, the Velar’s interior is elegant, luxurious and quiet, designed to minimise noise from outdoors. With sustainable coverings (there’s even a non-leather, vegan option) the elevated seats help drivers to see further along the road, and are perfect for passengers who just want to enjoy the scenery.
The World Car Awards are a prestigious accolade, respected by automotive experts all over the world. Although Land Rover has come close in previous years (with Range Rover models coming second in the World Luxury Car category in both 2014 and 2015), this is the first time a Land Rover model has won one of these illustrious awards.
Check out the Range Rover Velar and see its award-winning design features for yourself.
Keep your Velar in tip top condition
It’s clear that the Velar is a design classic – and if you own one, you’ll want to keep it as sleek, shiny and immaculate as the day you bought it. Don’t settle for anything less – only entrust your award-winning vehicle to a Land Rover specialist. Why not book it in for a service at Broadfields?
Contact us today for some TLC from people who love your car as much as you do, or find out more about our range of Land Rover services.