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Range Rover Velar & Jaguar E-Type Zero Win At GQ Car Awards 2018​

On Monday 5th February, Jaguar Land Rover were awarded two accolades at the annual GQ Car Awards 2018.

The newest member of the Range Rover family, the Velar, won the ‘Climb Every Mountain in Luxury Award’ where a Jaguar icon, the E-type reinvented with a zero emissions powertrain, won ‘Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb’.

In March 2017, the Range Rover Velar became the first car to ever be launched and displayed at the London Design Museum. Created with balanced proportions and elegant lines, the Velar brings unprecedented glamour and modernity to the Range Rover family, but without losing the famous go-anywhere ability of every Land Rover.

On Land Rover's latest vehicle, GQ Magazine, said: 'that it can cruise effortlessly through any urban landscape is a given, but when called upon, it can also conquer where mountain goats fear to tread. We love the new Velar.

Chief Design Offer for Land Rover, Gerry MocGovern, commented:

'Our continued evolution is driven by a relentless focus on creating highly desirable vehicles our customers will love for life. The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of modernity to the Range Rover family with an abundance of innovative technologies, all making this vehicle a joy to drive and be driven in. We’re honoured that the arbiters of style at GQ have recognised the tireless endeavours of our designers and engineers who have delivered a vehicle with compelling design, tailored technology and relevant innovation which come together to create a vehicle of instant desirability.'

The Jaguar E-type Zero is a modern reinvention of Jaguar’s most iconic vehicle, fitted with a new zero emissions, all-electric powertrain. Built by Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the E-type Zero boasts an advanced lithium-ion battery pack with the same weight and dimensions as the original car’s XK six-cylinder engine. Weighing in at around 46kg less than a traditional E-type, the Zero can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds.

Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, Tim Hannig, commented

'E-type Zero demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover Classic's commitment to future-proofing classic car ownership. It combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification. This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation. We’re delighted that E-type Zero has the approval of the knowledgeable team at British GQ.'

The Range Rover Velar is priced from £44,830, and is available to view now at Sturgess Land Rover, Narborough Road, Leicester .

Find out more about the Land Rover Velar, by clicking here.