A few months ago, the Land Rover has officially revealed its newest 2018 Range Rover Velar. This new crossover SUV is the latest offering from the famous automaker and it is supposed to represent a sweet spot between the Sport and the Evoque models. According to the official sources, the Velar is built on the latest Jaguar Land Rover aluminum architecture. This architecture is specifically designed to offer maximum flexibility, versatility, and lots of room for innovation. Thanks to a compelling design, high-tech technologies, and great performance, the Velar looks like a highly formidable market competitor.
2018 Range Rover Velar – Sporty and Aggressive
From the first looks, it is quite obvious that the 2018 Range Rover Velar is definitely the most aerodynamic Range Rover ever built. On the outside, this crossover SUV looks very sleek, sporty and aggressive. However, it also gives off that feeling of class and elegance that Range Rover models are known for. Its exterior design features strong styling lines that smoothly converge at the vehicle’s rear. This substantially adds to the Velar’s overall sense of speed and movement. However, thanks to the new, aluminum architecture, the Velar will be considerably lighter than other Range Rover models. This will further add to its athleticism, as well as performance. Other exterior features include a substantially lower roof. flush door handles and sleek LED headlights and taillights. All in all, the looks of the Velar will be one of its biggest strengths.
Interior Design and Equipment
When it comes to its interior, the 2018 Range Rover Velar will not drastically differ from other Range Rover models. However, it will still feature a number of subtle upgrades and changes that will separate it from the rest. For example, its interior will feature a wide variety of premium textile seat materials, in addition to leather. This will mostly include the “Dapple Grey” material, which will perfectly compliment the Suede cloth inserts. In terms of the available space, the Velar’s interior will offer lots of headroom and legroom for 5 people, but not so much cargo space. The driver and the passengers can expect maximum comfort, thanks to the fully adjustable and heated seats. The Velar’s controls are almost completely digitalized and accessed via two 10-inch touchscreens. Other tech options will also include satellite navigation, air conditioning, laser spotlights, stereo and phone functions and more.
2018 Range Rover Velar – Rumored Engines and Performance
According to the latest info, the 2018 Range Rover Velar will feature 3 engine variants. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which will output 247 horsepower. Next up, we will see a diesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain, with 180 hp and a torque of 317 lb-ft. Finally, the most powerful variant will be a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, which will produce 380 horsepower and propel the new Velar from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.3 seconds. All three engine variants will come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD.
2018 Range Rover Velar – Release Date and Price
The upcoming Velar is expected to hit the U.S. market in the second half of 2017, with an initial price of 50.800$. A fully equipment variant will probably reach a price of almost 95.000$.