9 January 2023

New Range Rover is Production Car of the Year


Chosen by a panel of expert jurors – including design leaders from Polestar, Lamborghini, Volvo and Lucid – New Range Rover was praised for its reductive design and the way it combines a modern luxury aesthetic with an iconic form that links the new vehicle to its 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.”

“simple, bold and the most elegant luxury SUV”

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A number of awards were landed by the New Range Rover as well as the Jaguar Land Rover Team, they included:

Design excellence: New Range Rover has been awarded Car Design Review 9’s top accolade of Production Car of the Year, for its thoroughly modern yet recognisable form.

Peer recognition: Judging panel comprised world-class design leaders from companies including Polestar and Lamborghini.

Multiple awards: Best Colour, Materials and Finish (CMF) Team prize jointly awarded to Range Rover SV and Defender, while Jaguar Land Rover’s Ken Gan won the Undiscovered Talent award.

With all the major manufacturers in the segment throwing their hats into the ring this coming year, will new models featuring bleeding edge innovations and tech walk hand in hand with design excellence? Only time will tell.

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