Range Rover makes a splash with all-new Velar

William Scholes
01 March, 2017 16:42

YOU might not have realised it, but there was apparently a lot of "white space" in Range Rover's burgeoning model line-up between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

But no longer, as the purveyor of posh SUVs has now served up a new model, named the Velar to fill the gap.

Range Rover describes the new car as a "mid-range luxury SUV" and says it will cost from £44,830 when it goes on sale in July.

It certainly has a striking silhouette and the design tips the brand's design language in a new, more modern direction; it is difficult to see it as being anything other than another sales success for Land Rover.

Super-slim LED headlamps and flush door handles which pop out from the bodywork, like those of a Jaguar F-Type's, are among the stand-out design features.

The Velar gets, at last, what sounds like an infotainment system worthy of the brand, with two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens.

Range Rover's latest four-wheel-drive technology, aluminium-intensive construction and a wide range of safety kit are on board.

Six engines are available, spanning a 2.0-litre 178bhp diesel and a supercharged 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol.

01 March, 2017 16:42 Motors