Car News 2 Mar 2017

The new Range Rover Velar

Range Rover has added a 4th model to the line-up. The new Velar will sit in between the recently added Evoque and the Sport.

The new model slots into the smaller end of the range to rival the Jaguar F-pace and Porsche Cayenne.  It is more road-focused while still offering Range Rovers’ superior off-roading ability. It features advanced technology and a new cutting edge infotainment system.

The Velar sits on s chassis with double-wishbone suspension and the body is made of lightweight aluminium. The car receives active dampers as standard however air suspension is dependent on engine spec. There is an all-wheel drive system, Intelligent Driveline Dynamic and torque vectoring.

The Velar will launch with a choice of 5 main engines all liked to a ZF eight-speed transmission. There will be two diesel engines, a 2.0-litre 178bhp and a D240 with 237bhp. The two alternative petrol powertrains are a P250 with 247bhp and a 296bhp P300. The range-topping V6 is available in petrol or diesel offering either 375bhp or 296bhp.

The exterior follows the most updated Range Rover design language with sleeker lines and Martic LEDs. The interior is minimalistic featuring two 10-inch touchscreen for display and controls. The interior can be finished in plush leather or more sustainable woollen upholstery.

The Velar is available in four trim levels ranging between £44,830 and £85,450 for the limited ‘First Edition’ models. The first Edition comes with extra bells and whistles.

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