Designed to fit between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the new Range Rover Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement, and all-terrain capability to rival all-comers in the midsize SUV segment.
The Velar is everything you would expect from a Range Rover, and it also looks the part with its balanced exterior design, from its powerful proportions to its continuous waistline that tapers to the rear. The interior projects a sense of elegant simplicity, sophistication, and refinement, with switches being kept to an absolute minimum to help create a calm sanctuary. The new Touch Pro Duo infotainment forms the centrepiece of Velar’s interior, and features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens behind hidden-until-lit surfaces. Apart from a serene interior, it’s also practical with class-leading luggage compartment volume of 673 litres. Double-wishbone front- and integrallink rear suspension provides the perfect basis for agile handling and notable ride comfort. The Velar showcases the latest safety technologies as it combines six airbags with a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist.
The Velar features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system and Land Rover’s unmatched suite of traction technologies, including Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control. The Velar – like all Range Rovers – offers exceptional all-terrain capability, and the optional four-corner air suspension delivers class-leading ground clearance and wading depth. Excellent performance comes from the range of six petrol and diesel powertrains, all matched to a smooth-shifting ZF eightspeed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. Chief among these are the V6 diesel that delivers an extraordinary 700Nm of torque, and the 280kw supercharged V6 petrol that accelerates from 0-100km/h in only 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h. Pricing from R947,700 to R 1,539,800 excluding optional extras.
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