Range Rover has today announced the newest member of the Range Rover family and it doesn’t disappoint. The Velar is the first Range Rover to be designed since the Evoque in 2011 and will be on sale in the UK and Europe in July. If you've got a spare £45,000 lying around then this is the car for you! Even if you can’t afford a new vehicle it’s nice to dream and look at why we would love to own the Velar…
1. It’s a Stunning Design
The land rover design team has aimed to capture the iconic range rover shape and distill it in a slightly different design, similar to when they released the Range Rover Sport. Think of this car as a grown up Range Rover Evoque. The Velar is definitely one of the nicer designs of Range Rovers with its sleek framing.
2. It’s Sophisticated
The exterior design of the vehicle is reminiscent of a stylized show car rather then an SUV capable of wading through streams and descending mountains. The door handles will retract into the bodywork for a clean look and pop out when you need them. If fancy door handles aren’t enough, all of the exterior lights are LEDs allowing for ultrathin shapes and sizes. The interior of the car is a masterpiece; incorporating new materials and surfaces and including cloth design developed with the furniture maker Kvadrat.
3. The High-Tech Interior
Inside the vehicle features LED touch screens that serve reconfigurable functions. The latest version of Land Rover’s infotainment system is an ergonomic success story, allowing features that aren’t used every day to remain hidden until needed. Once you have seen the Touch Pro Duo you will understand and believe that you can use it whilst driving.
4. It’s Quick and Efficient
The Range Rover Velar is designed to compete with midsize luxury SUV’s such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE/GLE coupe. If you know much about engines then you will be interested to know that the Velar has a 180-hp diesel, a 247-hp four-cylinder gasoline engine, and a 380-hp supercharged V-6 gasoline engine.
5. The Name
The name of the car has some history behind it. Velar was the name given to the original prototype Range Rover models back in the late 1960s, when land rover was preparing its foray into passenger trucks. "Velar" is Latin for veil or cover - as in covering up the previously fully uncovered trucks.
You have until July to save up £45,000, good luck!