The Range Rover Velar, must-have gadgets and the new BlackBerry.
Meet the Range Rover Velar. Unveiled at the London Design Museum this month, its parent company Land Rover says this car’s aesthetic is an exercise in reductionism – every stray line has been tamed. This is most evident inside, where Land Rover’s designers have been busy banishing buttons from the dashboard. The in-car hardware – a pair of high-definition screens – has been built by Panasonic. It offers a full touchscreen experience, and you can flick content and controls between the screens in the car. Land Rover has kept haptic ‘magic rings’ inside to make it less distracting to control while you’re on the move. We’re also happy to see a non-leather interior made out of a new polyester/wool mix that the company says is as durable and easy to clean as its cow-based counterpart. And their most frugal engine will offer an impressive 52.5mpg, apparently. But we’ll reserve our judgment until we test one later in the year.