The all-new Range Rover Velar has scored the top safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash test. With the five-star rating, the Velar becomes one of the safest SUVs in its category. In fact, the new Range Rover SUV achieved higher pedestrian protection score than the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC90. Just so you know, the XC90 is the safest car ever tested by the European safety body.
The Velar scored 93% in the testing of adult occupant safety and 85% for child protection. While the pedestrian safety was rated at 74%, the working of the safety assist system stood at 72%. The new Range Rover SUV was also tested on four impact parameters – front offset impact, full width test, side impact and the pole test. Read: New Land Rover Discovery – All You Need To Know
Euro NCAP Crash Test Video
In both front offset and later impact, the Velar performed so well. That means, there was good protection for both the driver and occupant. The frontal impact test was done at a speed of 64kmph, and 40% width of the car stroke a deformable barrier. In the full-width rigid barrier test, the protection of the head and chest of the rear occupant was rated as good.
The Range Rover Velar, which was crash tested by the Euro NCAP, was 2.0 diesel 4X4 right-hand-drive model. This model is loaded with features such as eight airbags, ISOFIX mount, integrated child seat, belt loadlimiter, seat belt reminder, speed assistance, lane assist system, AEB Inter-urban, AEB City, AEB pedestrian and active bonnet.
Land Rover’s all-new Velar is the most aerodynamically-efficient and advanced Range Rover ever produced. In India, the SUV will be made available in three trims – S, SE and HSE – and two engine options – a 3.0L diesel, 2.0L diesel and a 2.0L petrol. All three variants of the vehicle will come with a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.