Range Rover Velar Wins at the World Car Awards
The World Car Awards is an automobile award selected by 82 international automotive journalists from around the world. In order for vehicles to compete, they must be sold in at least five countries, across two continents prior to January 1st to be eligible for competition. Each year, there are six categories for vehicles to compete in. We’ll give you the run down for 2018. The World Car of the Year award went to the Volvo XC60, with the Range Rover Velar following closely in second place. The World Luxury Car award went to the Audi A8. The World Performance Car award was given to the BMW M5. The World Green Car Award went to the Nissan Leaf. The World Urban Car award went to the Volkswagen Polo, and finally, the World Car Design of the Year went to the Range Rover Velar.
The Range Rover Velar has been around for over 50 years, consistently getting better with age. Wondering where the name came from? The name Velar was derived from the Italian word ‘velare,’ meaning to veil or cover. When building the prototype for the Range Rover Velar, designers and engineers wanted its existence to be a secret. Therefore, they added the badge name Velar to the prototype, and it just stuck. Fun fact: it was the first vehicle to deliver permanent 4 Wheel Drive and feature split tailgate, clamshell hood and continuous waistline.
According to Range Rover, the Velar brings “glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity”.
Between its super slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, flush with vehicle door handles, and sleek infotainment, its no wonder it was designed with style in mind. The Range Rover Velar is known as the vehicle that fills the space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. It is available with the wide choice of six powertrains, and is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK. As Land Rover would famously say, this luxury SUV is designed to go Above and Beyond.
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