We’ve seen the Land Rover race against huskies; we’ve also seen it tow “road trains”. It seems like there’s nothing Land Rover’s cars can’t do. This time, the middle child between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar has just scored a 5-star Euro NCAP rating – not only elevating its status as one of the world’s most desirable luxury SUVs but also among the safest.
The Velar scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection and 74% for pedestrian protection.
With a comprehensive suite of safety features, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, its advanced technology can detect a collision risk with cars or pedestrians up ahead before automatically applying the brakes. Such was the system’s competence that it was awarded a maximum of six marks in the Pedestrian detection tests by Euro NCAP’s testers.
Jaguar Land Rover UK, Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks said, “For Velar customers, only the best is good enough and we are delighted the fourth Range Rover has been awarded five-star safety credentials. This, combined with excellent residual values and stunning design really set Velar out as a car that appeals to the heart and the head.”
The Velar scored an overall Euro NCAP rating of 84% with a list of advanced driver assistance systems that will tangle your brain’s nerves. They include the Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Reverse Traffic Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Matrix-Laser LED headlights, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Condition Monitor.
“Tests of the autonomous emergency braking system at highway speeds demonstrated good performance, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all tests. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the Range Rover Velar scored maximum points”, in a report by Euro NCAP.