It can’t be easy to produce a big and bulky SUV with genuine style. There are plenty that are fine, well-proportioned, slick, menacing, bold; but none that are beautiful. Which is why the Velar deserves credit. Targeting this empty space, Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern has hit the mark, producing a car — polished, tactile, desirable — that looks pretty but also feels at home in our technophile era. It’s still rare to see such a design-led and emotional approach to a practical product executed so effectively.
Engine 3.0-litre V6 diesel Power 295bhp 0–62mph 6.1secs Top speed 150mph