It’s easy to spend a lot on a Ve­lar, but we’ve aimed for a smart set of op­tions that im­prove the car with­out in²lat­ing the price

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The new Range Rover Ve­lar is the talk of the town, with its sleek lines, techy in­te­rior and gen­uine wafta­bil­ity, but you can make one ex­pen­sive pretty quickly. We en­listed Land Rover’s prod­uct team to help us pick wisely. We’ve started with an R°Dy­namic SE with a D240 2.0-litre 4-cyl diesel pump­ing out 237bhp linked to an eight-speed auto. Our Ve­lar can get to 62mph in 6.8 sec­onds and econ­omy is rated at 48.7mpg. Start­ing price: £60,080 The Ve­lar R°Dy­namic SE comes with JLR’s Nav­i­ga­tion Pro, a rear-view cam­era, key­less en­try and not only Land Rover’s Ter­rain Re­sponse elec­tronic mud­plug­ging giz­mos but also an adap­tive dy­nam­ics sys­tem for rapid on-road driv­ing. In­side, ebony leather is paired with black head­lin­ing. You get a 17-speaker Merid­ian sound sys­tem and heated, elec­tri­cally ad­justable front seats. Our only in­te­rior com­fort op­tion is a heated steer­ing wheel (£190) to ease the mis­ery of early starts in win­ter. Run­ning to­tal: £63,200 R°Dy­namic SE cars come with a ²inned front bumper, a tail­gate spoiler and chunky rear ex­hausts that com­ple­ment the Ve­lar’s crease­less lines, ²lush door han­dles and stan­dard ma­trixLED head­lights. Our Ve­lar is ²in­ished in In­dus Sil­ver paint (£725) with a black con­trast roof (£570) to help it stand out, and 21-inch Style 1033 al­loy wheels (£1245). Top that oš with rear pri­vacy glass (£390) and you have a looker on your hands. Run­ning to­tal: £63,010 The On/Oš-Road Pack (£435) throws in the Al­lTer­rain Progress Con­trol, Con²ig­urable Dy­nam­ics and Ter­rain Re­sponse 2 for even more adapt­abil­ity oš-road. Cou­ple that with the op­tional air sus­pen­sion (£1140) for a bet­ter ride and am­bi­ent light­ing (£205) just for the hell of it and you have a not as­tro­nom­i­cally priced Ve­lar. Left to our own de­vices we could eas­ily have topped £90k, so thank heav­ens for the ex­perts… To­tal price: £64,980 TO­TAL PRICE:£64,980

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