Introducing the new Range Rover Velar
Range Rover is a brand that is widely recognised for being synonymous with luxury and elegance, as well as being the range-topping Land Rover models. However, more than just a pretty face, Range Rover vehicles have always had plenty of substance, which comes in the form of powerful engines and class-leading off-roading technology.
Having been designed to sit between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the new Velar offers a unique blend of glamour and all-terrain credentials. A visually reductive approach has been pursued during the creation of Velar, with features such as the all-LED lights and unique design signatures make for a truly compelling appearance.
Here is everything you need to know about Velar; sophisticated elegance.
Design and Practicality
Comprising of an intriguing design, full of optimised and perfectly flowing proportions, the new Range Rover Velar uses a modernist design philosophy, encompassing clean, reductive and compelling desirability.
A new grille combines perfectly with the interesting 'floating roof' which are both joined by seamless deployable door handles for a textbook showcase of uncompromising design.
Inside is typical of a luxury Range Rover, with plush materials occupying every surface. It is easy to find the ideal driving position because of the highly adjustable front seats.
Head room is very good throughout the cabin, as is rear passenger space. Fitting a child's seat is straight forward because of the easily accessible ISOFIX anchor points.
Head to the boot and you will find a huge amount of cargo space behind the power tailgate.
Technology and Safety
Active Road Noise Cancellation, which is available with the Meridian sound system, ensures the luxury character of Range Rover models is in full effect, ensuring the Velar is the quietest in its class when it comes to road noise.
The latest evolution of the Pivi Pro 7 infotainment system features a 11.4-inch floating curved glass screen which is more ergonomically positioned for a better experience, and offers features such as DAB digital radio, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®.
Safety is also taken care of effectively thanks to the AWD system, whilst Terrain Response 2 allows the driver to select perfect settings for multiple terrains or weather. Features such as Lane Keep Assist, 3D Surround Camera, Front and Rear Parking Aid, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor, and Emergency Braking heighten safety even more.
Engines and Performance
The new Range Rover Velar is available with the latest generation of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, which also feature mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology.
Velar is also available as a P400e electric hybrid, offering up to 40 miles of fully-electric range, with a zero to eighty percent charge capable in just 30 minutes when using a 50kW charger.
There are three sole petrol choices joining the electric hybrid in the form of the P250 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, whilst a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder is available in a P340 and P400 variant.
A D200 2.0-litre 4-cylinder and D300 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel are also available.
Range Rover Velar can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in as little as 5.1 seconds.
Rapid charging of the 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery, from 0 to 80 percent, can be achieved in as little as 30 minutes using a 32kW DC public charge station. There are now thousands of public charging stations located around the UK; making charging your Range Rover Velar plug-in electric hybrid away from home much simpler.
The cost of charging at a public station varies, with some being free to use and some requiring payment via a mobile app, membership or contactless card.
Alternatively, using a 7kW domestic wallbox charges the battery from 0 to 80 percent in approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. These can be installed at your home or workplace fairly easily in most cases.
You can also use the dedicated Land Rover Charging app, which can give you exclusive access to the useful features of Land Rover Charging to help you find the various stations across the UK.
- 19" Style 5108 alloy wheels
- LED headlights with signature DRL
- Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
- Heated, electric, power fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side
- Heated windscreen
- Fixed panoramic roof
- 14-way driver memory front seats
- Heated front seats
- Interactive driver display
- Pivi Pro
- Online Pack with Data Plan
- Smartphone Pack containing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Emergency Braking
Key features in addition to S:
- 20" Style 1089, 10 spoke, Satin Dark Grey alloy wheels
- MeridianTM Sound System
- Blind Spot Assist
Key features in addition/replacement to Dynamic SE :
- 21" Style 5109, Satin Dark Grey alloy wheels
- Pixel LED headlights with signature DRL
- Sliding panoramic roof
- Extended Leather Upgrade
- Driver Assist Pack
- 20-way front seats with driver memory and rear power recline
Key features in addition/replacement to Dynamic HSE:
- 22" Style 1075, 10 Spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish alloy wheels
- Red brake calipers
- Configurable Cabin Lighting
- Illuminated metal front and metal rear treadplates
- Heated and cooled front seat
- Perforated Windsor leather seats
- Ebony suedecloth headlining
- MeridianTM 3D Surround Sound System
- Head-Up Display
- Four-zone Climate Control
- Wade Sensing
Test drive the new Range Rover Velar
Luxury SUVs do not get much better than the new Range Rover Velar. The silhouette created by has to be one of the most striking currently available, while the interior materials and technologies will never find it hard to impress.
In addition, the advanced off-roading capability places the Velar in a class of its own, while the efficient range of engines offer a unique blend of efficiency, performance and driving enjoyment.
Please contact your preferred Stratstone Land Rover retailer to arrange a test drive.