Range rover have done it once again. They have created a new masterpiece and work of art called the Range Rover Velar. This car is unequivocally Range rover and it fits in between the Evoque and sport models competing with the Audi A5 and the Porsche Macan. As you can see it looks amazing and modern. Its got a modern sloping roofline on top of a wide, low centred contoured body with a rounded rear. The bonnet has got a new design with contours above the headlights that are undeniably Range Rover making the car look formidable. The exhaust built into the rear make the car look sporty and elegant. Overall the design gets a 5/5. One new thing about the exterior of this Range Rover Velar is the new door handles that deploy when you unlock the car. The Velar is a mid-sized, five-seat crossover vehicle, designed for family transport. The name is derived from the Latin for sail or veiled.
The interior is as modern as you can get today. It is the one of the nicest interiors we have seen with its minimalist modern look. You get a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that integrates two 10inch High-definition touch screens. 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. This is something that is not seen on competition nor other Range Rovers.
Four engines will be offered with this new Velar; a 2.0-litre diesel producing 180 and 240PS, the tried and very trusted 300PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel, the debut of Land Rover’s 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit producing 250PS and a 380PS, 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine.
Performance across the range runs from top speeds of 130mph to 155mph, 0-60mph from 8.4sec to 5.3sec and CO2 emissions from 214g/km to 142g/km. All vehicles use eight-speed automatic gearboxs in various guises.
The Range Rover Velar will be on sale this summer priced at between £44,830 and £85,450 with a typical price of £61,000.
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