The new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular US debut with an exclusive live online performance from Ellie Goulding.

The chart-topping singer’s New York show precedes a charity auction of the hotly anticipated new mid-size SUV at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later this week.

Ellie said: “I have always been a big Range Rover fan and it was a pleasure to be a part of its launch here in the US.

Even more rewarding to be supporting a local charity that improves over 10,000 lives every year in one of my favourite cities.”

A Range Rover Velar will be auctioned at the East Side House Settlement charity gala, a preview of the 2017 New York International Auto Show, at the Jacob Javits Center.

The winning bidder will be among the first customers in the world to take delivery of the highly coveted new vehicle.

New York remains the world’s biggest Range Rover market.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit organisation providing education and social services in the Bronx and north Manhattan.

Source: Range Rover