The Range Rover Velar is a new model and every detail of this unique SUV is executed beautifully. The exterior design is revolutionary, it is compelling, elegant, and classy. The flawless integration of the deployable door handles is a thing of beauty. The Velar draws similarities from the Jaguar I-Pace, the two vehicles share the same aluminum chassis. The two cars are dissimilar when it comes to other attributes like performance and off-road capabilities. The Velar’s ultra slim LED headlamps and tail lights, coupled with the 22-inch wheels give the vehicle a striking contemporary presence.
Style, Performance, And Capabilities
The interior has the familiar Range Rover architecture that exudes simplicity and style. The vehicle has twin sliding armrests and configurable mood lighting. Luxurious high-quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship create a calm yet sophisticated interior. Rear seating is spacious with ample legroom suitable for long trips. Luggage space is large at 673 liters/34. 4 cubic feet. The front seats have a twenty-way adjustable massage setting.
At the heart of this sleek modern interior lay the all new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. There are two 10-inch touch screens, the upper screen displays key information such as navigation, the lower screen has the climate control setting and off-road modes. The upper screen can tilt up to thirty degrees to maintain visibility. The Wi-Fi hotspot can cover up to eight devices all at once. A Meridian sound system offers world-class audio.
The optional matrix headlights offer great visibility up to 550 meters. Intelligent High Beam Assist maximizes the number of high beam sections around oncoming traffic for ultimate visibility while casting a shadow in front of the car for maximum safety.
A customizable 12.3-inch interactive driver’s display delivers key information such as speed, RPM, and fuel level. There is also a high resolution heads up display that ensures the driver can access all the information when needed. Capacitive steering switches keep key functions at your fingertips.
Wind and road noise are minimized to enhance a sense of refinement. The optional panoramic roof makes the vehicle feel large and roomy. The activity key is a durable, waterproof wristband that locks and unlocks the car. The Velar lowers itself once it comes to a stop, this ensures easy exit, entry, and loading.
Underpinning the new Range Rover Velar is a lightweight aluminum structure that is strong and rigid. There are five engine choices to choose from:
- Ingenium Diesel D180 that delivers 180 horsepower, a top speed of 209 Km/hr, 0-100 Km/hr in 8.9 seconds, and 430 Nm of torque
- Ingenium Diesel D240 delivers 240 horsepower, a top speed of 217 Km/hr, 0-100 Km/hr in 7.3 seconds, and 500 Nm of torque
- Ingenium Petrol P250 delivers 250 horsepower, a top speed of 217 Km/hr, 0-100 in 6.7 seconds, and 365 Nm of torque
- 3.0-Liter Diesel D300 offers exceptional performance; 300 horsepower, a top speed of 241 Km/hr, 0-100 Km/hr in 6.5 seconds, and 700 Nm of torque
- 3.0-Liter V6 Petrol P380 delivers 380 horsepower, a top speed of 250 Km/hr, 0-100 Km/hr in 5.7 seconds, and 450 Nm of torque
All the engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that is refined and responsive. The transmission adapts with the driving mode selected.
The configurable dynamics allows the driver to tailor driving characteristics in dynamic mode to their personal preference creating the perfect driving experience. Air suspension delivers a refined and unrivaled drive, the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics ensures maximum grip whatever the road condition.
Torque vectoring by braking monitors steering inputs to minimize understeer and maximize agility. The rear locking differential provides better stability and control when cornering.
The Range Rover Velar has the Land Rover DNA when it comes to off-road capabilities. Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive ensures competent handling no matter how challenging the conditions. A wading depth of 650 mm with real-time information delivered through the upper touch screen takes the off-road capabilities of the Velar a notch higher.
Altering Progress Control, a state of the art system lets you set a constant speed to enhance control on challenging surfaces. Standard terrain response allows you to adjust the vehicle set up according to the driving conditions to deliver outstanding off-road capability whatever the terrain. The terrain Response further selects the best driving modes. The air suspension can raise the vehicle up to 250 mm delivering sufficient ground clearance. This improves the approach, break over and departure angles.
Pricing starts at $49,900 for the base model with the 2.0-Liter engine. Units with the 180 horsepower engine, pricing starts at $56,200. Some buyers may opt for the 3.0- liter V6 which is sporty and quick compared to the other trims, pricing starts at $64,200. If you want more features in terms of luxury, you can opt for the first edition variant, only 500 units will be manufactured. Pricing of the first edition variant starts at $89,300