Range Rover Velar has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP. The fourth member of the Range Rover family scored 93 percent for adult occupant protection, 85 percent for child occupant protection and 74 percent for pedestrian protection. The Velar SUV features a comprehensive suite of safety systems, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. The system was awarded a maximum six marks in the Pedestrian detection tests by Euro NCAP’s testers. Range Rover Velar would be launched in the Indian market next month in November 2017.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, 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." Range Rover Velar secured an overall Euro NCAP rating of 84% and is available with an all-star cast of advanced driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Reverse Traffic Detection, Matrix-Laser LED headlights, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP, said, “Twenty years on from when Euro NCAP started, it’s encouraging to see a competitive safety environment still working. All of the SUVs we have tested in the last couple of years have had a five-star rating and the Velar is towards the top of the table in all areas of assessment. That’s great news for consumers, who are able to buy the kind of cars they like with the confidence that they offer high levels of protection.” Euro NCAP has already tested 15 SUVs since the start of 2016. These include Jeep Compass, 2017 Audi Q5, Seat Ateca, Škoda Kodiaq and Alfa Romeo Stelvio. And now in this increasingly crowded segment, the Velar becomes one of the best overall performers, with good results in all aspects of safety.