2018 Range Rover Velar – The upcoming Range Rover Velar surfaced well before its launch later this year. The initial price had already been revealed in March, the Australian branch of Jaguar Land Rover confirming a price range between $ 70,300 and $ 135,400 before road costs, depending on the model chosen.
Created from a clean sheet design based on JLR’s lightweight aluminum architecture, which also supports F-Pace, Velar construction consists of about 80 percent aluminum, the rest being mainly composed magnesium and steel. With a wheelbase of 113.2 inches and a total length of 189.0 inches, it is about two inches shorter than the Range Rover Sport in both dimensions and about 17 inches longer than the Evoque. The LED headlamps are apparently the smallest units on a Land Rover, and their elegant teams with flush door handles to help the Velar achieve a drag coefficient of only 0.32, making it the most advanced Land Rover. aerodynamically efficient.
Range Rover says that interior design is the product of “reductionism”, which aims to provide a clean environment. “Hidden until turned on” controls light up when the vehicle is turned on to add to the soothing effect of the cabin. That said, the materials are similar in weight and quality to those of Rover plus pricier, with a singular exception: In addition to the usual selection of soft skins, the Velar will offer optional seat padding woven from durable resources. Developed with the help of the European textile manufacturer Kvadrat, the material will initially be offered in a Dapple Gray color combined with synthetic Ebony or Light Oyster suede inserts. Designers told C / D they saw an emerging trend of high-end consumers preferring durable materials to traditional animal skins. They initially expect about one in 20 buyers to choose the option with a small premium.
In addition, the 2018 Range Rover Velar will also serve as a host vehicle for the introduction of the brand’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. A long-awaited technology upgrade, the configuration includes two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens promising improved functionality, shorter reaction times, and (fewer fingers) fewer glitches.
In North America, the Velar line receives a trio of powertrains, including a gasoline or diesel four-cylinder engine, or JLR’s 3.0-liter supercharged six-cylinder gas engine, which is ubiquitous. In the Velar version, the V6 develops 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, transmitted to all four wheels by a well-sorted ZF automatic transmission. Official specifications set the 0-60 mph run in 5.3 seconds, but it feels slightly faster, if only because you’re sitting high up and moving around 4500 pounds of UK royalties. The maximum speed is capped at 155 mph.