Welcome the 2018 Range Rover Velar, a mid-size crossover destined to merge between the small Evoque and the statuesque Range Rover. This is a totally new design concept for Land Rover, yet no one would mistake the Velar for any other make outside of Range Rover.
The Blackout window trim, floating roof and clamshell hood styling are exclusive to the brand presented in a sleek, elegant fashion. The short windows and tapered body give the vehicle an aggressive look compared to its Range Rover siblings.
While most drivers will pamper the velar, this model is equipped to get down and dirty as it can handle dusty slopes and bumpy terrain. The Velar P380 model is equipped with a rear locking differential which adds to the quick-reacting 4 wheel drive system.
With the Terrain Response system, the steering, suspension and powertrain settings are optimized for off-road performance. The Velar also comes equipped with All-Terrain Progress Controls that steadies the vehicle’s pace when navigating up and down hills. Drivers are able to focus on their steering in tricky conditions while the vehicle autonomously handles braking and acceleration.
The most powerful version is equipped with a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 boasting 380 horsepower and an 8-speed transmission. With a 0 to 60 time of 5.3 seconds, the supercharged V6 is as delightful on-road as it is off-road. The other engine offerings consist of a turbocharged 4-cylinder that comes in both gas and diesel options.
When you step inside the cabin, the interior feels almost like a living space with the wool-ensconced seating and wood paneling throughout. The driver is surrounded by a sensory-indulgent design full of muted colors and exclusive textures. The dashboard features a Touch Pro Duo system that controls the infotainment system with twin HD touchscreen displays