Range Rover Velar SVA Dynamic Edition revealed

The new model has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and is powered by a 550PS 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine with a range of unique design enhancements.
Updated 06 February 2019

Range Rover Velar SVA Dynamic Edition revealed

Land Rover has introduced the limited run Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition.

Designed as the “pinnacle” of the Velar lineup, the new model has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and is powered by a 550PS 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine with a range of unique design enhancements. This model will be available to purchase for one year only.

Velar was named World Car Design of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards and is the second model in the Range Rover family to wear the coveted badge, after the introduction of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic in 2017.

With a supercharged V8 engine, the most powerful Velar accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) and is capable of 274km/h (170mph).

Michael van der Sande, managing director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Developing the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is the kind of task Special Vehicle Operations was made for. The challenge here was to increase performance without compromising the composure, capability and refinement inherent in the Range Rover Velar. We’ve done this and, in the process, created an SUV that strikes a brilliant balance between go-anywhere practicality, dynamic performance and relaxing comfort — it truly is an SUV for any occasion.” 

The new model is distinguished by a range of visual enhancements and trim finishes. On the outside, the mid-size SUV features include a new front bumper with larger air intakes to feed the V8 supercharged engine and cool the uprated braking system. A new grille and lower side moldings combine with a revised rear bumper featuring integrated quad exhaust finishers.

The exterior changes combine with a transmission tunnel undertray to ensure the fastest Velar in the range cuts through the air more efficiently. 

Even the Range Rover lettering on the bonnet and tailgate has been enhanced, with a knurled finish on the metal element of the two-piece letters adding a fresh degree of sophistication to the exterior. The SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is also the only Velar available in Satin Byron Blue — a metallic paint finish from Special Vehicle Operations’ Premium Palette range — and all models feature a contrast Narvik Black roof as standard.

Gerry McGovern, chief design officer, Land Rover, said: “Our continued evolution is driven by a relentless focus on creating highly desirable vehicles our customers will love for life.  The new Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition amplifies the highly desirable nature of the 2018 World Car Design winner by introducing a compelling combination of heightened performance and luxury.”

The new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is available in six exterior colors: Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Fuji White, Indus Silver and by special order, Satin Byron Blue.


Euisun Chung named chairman of Hyundai Motor Group

Updated 18 October 2020

Euisun Chung named chairman of Hyundai Motor Group

Hyundai Motor Group has announced the appointment of Euisun Chung, executive vice chairman, to the position of chairman of the group. Chairman Mong-Koo Chung was inaugurated to the position of honorary chairman.

Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Mobis Co. each held board meetings to discuss the inauguration. All members of the boards unanimously endorsed the inauguration of Euisun Chung as the new chairman of the group.

The group will open a new chapter in its history under Euisun’s leadership. Embracing the vision “Together for a Better Future,” the group will develop and acquire key technologies and capabilities to overcome market uncertainties, including COVID-19.

In his inaugural remarks, Euisun presented the future direction of the group as one focused on customers, humanity, future, and social contribution.

“All of our goals and efforts must be customer-centric. The first step to customer happiness is to enable them to focus on their own lives through perfect quality of our products and services,” said the newly inaugurated chairman.

Over the years, Euisun has stressed the customer-centric approach and customer satisfaction, and applied the concept more broadly to all of humanity.

“For the free movement and prosperity of humanity, we will develop the world’s most innovative and reliable autonomous driving technology, offering entirely new mobility experiences,” said the chairman. Euisun is spearheading the group’s transformation from an automaker into a future mobility solution provider.

The group will offer mobility solutions tailored to customer lifestyles and continue to grow its market leadership in various fields, including autonomous driving, electrification, hydrogen fuel cell, robotics and urban air mobility (UAM).

The group recently formed a venture Motional Inc. with Aptiv to develop and deploy full autonomous driving technology. It is collaborating with partners around the globe to provide mobility services that meet the varying needs of different regions.

Furthermore, Euisun foresaw the powerful possibilities of hydrogen energy and championed the growth of the hydrogen ecosystem, with broad implementation of fuel cell technology beyond automobiles.

Mong-Koo Chung, new honorary chairman of the group, recently expressed his wish to move on and asked Euisun to lead the group’s future growth and innovation beyond the current challenges. He is widely acknowledged for his contribution to the advancement of the global auto industry, and was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2020.

He brought Kia Motors into the group during the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s and turned the company into a successful global automaker. He also grew Hyundai and Kia into global automotive companies and advanced Korea as a leading nation in the automotive industry.