So, the new Range Rover Velar isn’t just a beautiful model with plenty of power and lots of tech and kit — it’s also one of the world’s safest luxury SUVs too.

The fourth member of the Range Rover family scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection and 74 per cent for pedestrian protection to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating. It features a comprehensive suite of safety systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection which can detect a collision risk with cars or pedestrians in the road ahead and automatically apply the brakes. The system was awarded a maximum six marks in the Pedestrian detection tests by Euro NCAP’s testers.

Nick Rogers, executive director, product engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said, “The light, stiff and exceptionally strong aluminium intensive body provides the foundation for a five-star Euro NCAP score. Allied to pioneering suspension technology and a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems, the new Range Rover Velar is not just one of the most beautiful SUVs in the world — it’s also one of the safest.”

By combining strong crash protection with advanced active safety systems, the Velar helps drivers to avoid accidents while providing excellent security to mitigate the effects of a collision if the worst does happen.

It secured an overall Euro NCAP rating of 83 per cent and we guess that isn’t much of a surprise — not when it is available with an all-star cast of advanced driver assistance systems including Reverse Traffic Detection, Matrix-Laser LED headlights, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Traffic Sign Recognition.