Range Rover Velar
Range Rover Velar design philosophy is revolutionary. Striking proportions, flush door handles and an integrated rear spoiler all improve aerodynamics. Features including the foil stamped grille give the vehicle’s front profile an undeniable presence.
The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system beautifully integrates two 10” high-definition Touchscreens. You can use Touch Pro Duo together with the optional full-colour Head-up Display and optional Interactive Driver Display; to simultaneously view and interact with multiple features at once.
Whether you’re motoring down the Autobahn or negotiating a tricky country lane, Range Rover Velar has capability at its core. All Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) and Torque Vectoring by Braking deliver an engaging, thrilling drive.
“New Range Rover Velar’s interior is a calm sanctuary, created through elegant simplicity and a visually reductive approach, with design enabled technologies like the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. All-LED lights and deployable flush door handles on the exterior complete a truly compelling design and, of course, it’s a Land Rover with unrivalled capability in all conditions. Introducing the New Velar: the Avant-Garde Range Rover.”
To make your journey even more comfortable, Range Rover Velar provides 970mm head clearance and 945mm knee clearance for occupants, along with exemplary loadspace of 673 litres. Optional Electronic Air Suspension* enables automatic access height for elegant entry and the option of Powered Gesture Tailgate allows simple loading with hands free access.
Taking a view on the philosophy behind the Velar, and where it leaves Gaydon, will be one objective of this road test.
The base engine is a 247-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is well behaved enough but struggles to move the Velar’s substantial heft. We sampled a four-cylinder Velar for a 40,000 mile long-term test, and that model required 7.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. The turbocharged-and-supercharged 3.0-liter inline-six will undoubtedly provide better acceleration performance, but we haven’t yet tested this new powertrain, which is offered in both 335- or 395-hp flavors. The supercharged V-8 in the SV Autobiography is charismatic and powerful, but that model’s high entry price puts it in an entirely different class, going up against the Porsche Macan Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLC-class, and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Much like the Velar’s acceleration, its handling is by no means sporty. The suspension competently controls the SUV’s body motions and keeps body roll in check while returning a firm, well-managed ride. Models equipped with the available air suspension can raise and lower their ride height for either more dynamic moves on-road or greater dexterity off it.