THE NEW RANGE ROVER VELAR
Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover vehicle is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today’s Land Rover lineup includes the Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and LR4 (Discovery).
Land Rover made it abundantly clear that the Velar would be slot into the gap between the Range Rover Sport and Evoque. However, that’s a space where the F-Pace SUV, from sister company Jaguar, resides. Not only will they share the same marketplace, but the two SUVs will also have similar engine choices: an 180 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel, a 247 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, and the same 380 horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 from the F-Type — a.k.a., the engine you want. Land Rover’s whole host of AWD and traction management systems are available for every model.
If the idea of having one of the first 500 Velar First Edition Models is of any interest (which only come with the V6), Land Rover sweetens the deal with a leather interior, copper weave carbon fiber trim, perforated Windsor leather seats, a 1,600-watt Meridian Signature Sound System and 22-inch diamond-brushed split-spoke wheels.
While the closely related Jaguar goes for $41,990 , the most affordable Velar will be available later this year at $49,990. It’ll be interesting to get the F-Pace next to the Velar to see wich one you’d rather give JLR money for — the corner carving F-Pace or the off-road savvy Velar — sport or luxury.
2018 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR PRICING:
|Model/Trim||Engine||Priced From (1)|
|Range Rover Velar||2.0T Si4 247HP||$49,900|
|Range Rover Velar S||2.0T Si4 247HP||$54,700|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE||2.0T Si4 247HP||$60,100|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE||2.0T Si4 247HP||$67,600|
|Range Rover Velar S||2.0 Td4 180HP Diesel||$56,200|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE||2.0 Td4 180HP Diesel||$61,600|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE||2.0 Td4 180HP Diesel||$69,100|
|Range Rover Velar S||3.0 SC V6 380HP||$64,200|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE||3.0 SC V6 380HP||$69,600|
|Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE||3.0 SC V6 380HP||$77,100|
|Range Rover Velar First Edition||3.0 SC V6 380HP||$89,300|
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