Range Rover has added a new vehicle to its range: the Range Rover Velar which debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new Velar sits in the middle of the range between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and will be a direct rival to the likes of the Porsche Macan, Jaguar Land Rovers own F-Pace in the large SUV market.
The Velar features an all new design featuring a new more curvaceous body design. The front and rear design sets the Velar apart from the other models in the Range Rover line-up; it’s not as squarely aggressive as the sibling models in the range. The Velar also gets a very sweeping roofline which adds to the overall look of the car, the angle of the roofline is very minimal and keeps gives the car a fully useable rear space rather than a design like that found on the BMW X6. The very svelte looks gives the Velar a low drag coefficient of 0.32 making it the most aero efficient Range Rover ever built.
At the front the Velar features unique LED Matrix headlamps that according to Range Rover offer new levels of night visibility, at the rear you get all LED tail-lamps, other features include the front air vents, retractable door handles and the option to kit your Velar out with 22-inch wheels which is a first for a Range Rover from the factory.
On the inside the Velar gets much current generation tech in the form of a whopping 12.3-inch digital dial cluster, this setup features four different display modes giving various versions of the mix of standard dials and satellite navigation. Add to this the infotainment system which consists of a pair of 10-inch touchscreens which Range Rover refers to as “Touch Pro Duo”.
The Velar will feature a range of five petrol and diesel motors. The pick of these is the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that puts out 380HP and 450 Nm of torque with a ZF 8-speed auto box, this motor propels the Velar to 62mph in 5.7seconds. The most powerful diesel motor is the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 300 HP and 700 Nm of torque while producing a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds.
All Velar’s will feature All-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and optional active locking rear differential and a towing capacity of up to 2,500kg and air suspension as standard on all six-cylinder powered versions. The Velar will be hitting the roads in July 2017 with prices starting at £44,830.00.