The Range Rover triumphed in the Car Design News annual Car Design Review book, claiming the coveted Production Car of the Year award.
By Rubin van Niekerk
Chosen by a panel of expert jurors that include design leaders from Polestar, Lamborghini, Volvo and Lucid it was praised for its reductive design, combining modern luxury aesthetic with an iconic form that links it to an unrivalled 50-year lineage.
Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and a vehicle of peerless distinction. New Range Rover’s exceptional form embodies modern luxury, and its elegant proportions and optimised volumes are hallmarks of our Reductive Design philosophy. This approach was introduced with the Velar in 2017 and is now familiar across our Range Rover family.”
The Range Rover SV and Defender teams were also recognised in the Car Design News People Awards, where they jointly received the accolade of Best CMF Team. The Colour, Materials and Finish teams claimed the award for the innovative use of materials and colour to create strong, clear aesthetics.
Jaguar Land Rover designer Ken (Yujian) Gan received the Undiscovered Talent Award for his exceptional work. Gan is a Masters’ graduate in Automotive and Transport Design from Coventry University.
The multiple award-winning New Range Rover is priced from R2 966 600 in South Africa.