The new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of elegance, modernity and glamor to the Range Rover family. The Velar offers new capabilities unseen before in its segment. To begin with, it’s hyper in terms of all-terrain capability, refinement and luxury, and has specifically been designed to fill in the white space between Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
In terms of aesthetics, the new model is precise to details and meticulous in approach. Inside the cabin, the modern exterior design is complemented by a smorgasbord of advanced technology. For instance, Land Rover says the available flush-deployable door handles are not only designed for the eye but are also aerodynamically efficient.
Inside, the level of refinement, sophistication, and simplicity makes it an unmistakable Land Rover. One thing that immediately catches the eye is the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. It is sleek and reeks of modernity. Also, the material quality, needless to say, is of top quality. Unlike before, the new Range Rover Velar replaces leather upholstery with a sustainable, premium textile.
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Under the hood it comes equipped with a choice of three powerful engines – a 2.0L turbodiesel four cylinder, a 3.0L supercharged V6, and a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Power output here ranges from a low of 177 horsepower to a high of 247 horsepower. An eight-speed auto is the sole transmission system offered across the entire range. As is the AWD.
Additionally, the new vehicle also comes with a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance systems. New ones include Adaptive Speed Limiter, Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Queue Assist. Again, data from both the NHTSA and the IIHS have confirmed that the new model has exceptional levels of crash protection.
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review
- interior redesign
- trim models
- exterior design
- engine specs
- release date & price
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Interior Design
The Interior of the Velar is a calming sanctuary thanks to a combination of authentic fit and finish with exceptional space. The dashboard is clean and void of needless cluttering. And while its wheelbase of 113.2 inches might be a tad bit leaner than that offered by the Range Rover Sport, the Velar still manages to provide its passengers with copious amounts of space.
Besides offering the generous passenger space, the 2018 Velar also offers tons of cargo area utility. With a 40/20/40-split-folding rear bench, the Velar offers 34.4 cubic feet of space. It’ll also give 70.7 cubic feet of space when the seats are stowed.
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In terms of technology, the new 2018 Velar comes with a new twin-screen setup – a centerpiece of technology dubbed Touch Pro Duo. With it, a user can pretty much control each and every secondary control, including defrosting, fan speed, climate and seat controls.
For 2018, the new Land Rover Range Rover Velar will be offered in six trim levels. Base Velar, Velar S, Velar SE, Velar R-Dynamic SE, Velar R-Dynamic HSE, and Velar First Edition.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Base
The Base model is the entry level model and comes equipped with a 2.0L turbodiesel four-cylinder engine capable of generating a whopping 177 horsepower and an enormous 317 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Land Rover, the Velar Base price starts from an MSRP of $49,900.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar S
Next up in line is the Velar S. According to the automaker, this one offers enhanced technologies and heightened luxury. It comes with the same engine as that of the base and costs an MSRP starting from $54,700.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SE
This one strikes a fine balance between contemporary elegance and advanced technology. Pricing here starts from an MSRP of $67,400. It comes equipped with a brawnier 3.0L supercharged V6 capable of churning out 380 horsepower and 332 pounds feet of torque.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE
This one offers the ultimate expression of the new Velar range. Pricing starts from an MSRP of $60,100. For distinction, this model gains a greater visual presence thanks to the unique, deeper front bumper that comes integrated with enlarged apertures.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE
Pricing here starts from an MSRP of $67,600. It comes equipped with the powerful supercharged V6 engine capable of thrusting it from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition
Land Rover says the new model is the embodiment of the vehicle’s design story. Pricing starts from $89,300. It too comes equipped with the powerful 380 horsepower – rated supercharged V6 engine.
When fully equipped, the Range Rover Velar can tow up to 5,512 pounds.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Exterior Design
Its exterior design language is highlighted by the long hood and upright, bold front graphic. Moreover, its performance and all-terrain capability are hinted by the subtle skid plate and pronounced air inlets of the front bumper.
LED lights are standard across the trim lineup. Complementing them are full length high-level stop lamps that create a smooth and homogeneous light thanks to the light-guide technology with micro-optics integration.
For 2018, a range of 13 colors are available for buyers to choose from. They are Kaikoura Stone, Santorini Black, Fuji White, Yulong White, Aruba, Corris Grey, Carpathian Grey, Silicon Silver, Byron Blue, Indus Silver, Narvik Black, and Firenze Red.
As already told, the new Velar will be available with three engines ranging from the least powerful – 177 hp and 317 lbs. ft. of torque to the most powerful – 380 hp and 332 lbs. ft. of torque.
An eight-speed automatic transmission system is offered as the only transmission option. The brawniest of the engines should be able to run from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is set at 155 mph.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Release Date & Price
Pricing for the Velar range starts from an MSRP of $49,900 and rises to $89,300. As for the release date, rumors have it that the model will be available sometime this summer (2017).