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5 Reasons the new Range Rover Velar is so desirable

August 3, 2017

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar Premium SUV

The original Range Rover was launched in 1970. Now, almost half-a-century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of a fourth member of the Range Rover family, the Range Rover Velar. The Velar slots in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport to complete the range.

Elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and all-new consumer technologies are the hallmarks of the new Range Rover Velar. The origin of the Velar name (pronounced vel-ar) dates back to the first Range Rover prototypes of the Sixties. When engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rover vehicles, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin ‘velare’ meaning to veil or cover.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar

Five Elements define the absolute desirability of the Range Rover Velar:

1. Simplicity
Stripping Away Complexity to Reveal True Quality – The Velar was designed and engineered with an unwavering belief in ‘reductionism’. The interior combines elegant simplicity with premium materials and beautiful details such as hidden-until-lit controls.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar | Side

2. Bloodline
Respecting Range Rover Heritage without Being Harnessed by it. Almost fifty years of Range Rover pedigree provides the confidence to aim higher and allow customers to make more of their world.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar | Rear

3. Trend Setting
Continuing on a history of innovation for Range Rover, the Velar incorporates advanced technologies, compelling design and an absolute attention to detail that portend Range Rover design language for future models.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar | Front

4. The 4th Range Rover
The Next Revolution in SUV Design, With Precision in Every Detail. The Range Rover Velar fills the ‘white space’ between Evoque and Range Rover Sport, providing the next logical step in expanding the Range Rover portfolio.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar

5. Refinement
The refinement customers expect, combined with the unrivaled capability Land Rover is known for. Exceptional on-road and off-road performance combined with outstanding ride quality and composure.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar | Interior


  • Design purity emphasized by segment-first flush deployable door handles.
  • The debut of a new, state-of-the-art, Land Rover InControl® infotainment system, Touch Pro Duo, featuring two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens for improved functionality and intuitive operation.
  • Constructed from a lightweight and stiff aluminium-intensive body structure.
  • The 2,874mm wheelbase and spaciously-designed interior delivers a large 673 litres luggage compartment.
  • Available air suspension is standard on six-cylinder models improving on- and off-road refinement and capability, while Adaptive Dynamics damping technology further enhances comfort and control.
  • All-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and an optional active locking rear differential (available on six-cylinder derivatives only)
  • Available traction technologies include Terrain Response®, All Terrain Progress Control, Low Traction Launch, Hill Descent Control(HDC®) and Gradient Release Control.
  • A towing capacity of up to 2500kg in six-cylinder models is complemented by the Advanced Tow Assist function – instead of directly steering the vehicle when backing up, the driver can aim where they want the trailer to go using the Touch Pro Duo rotary controller, and the vehicle determines what steering inputs are needed to park the trailer where directed.
  • Full suite of available advanced drivers assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Reverse Traffic Detection, and Driver Condition Monitoring.

Range Rover Velar
The New Range Rover Velar | Interior rear seats

The six available powertrains with recently released South African Pricing include:

Diesel Engines

–D180 – Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 132kW Turbocharged Diesel (Priced from R947 700)
–D240 – Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 177kW Twin-Turbocharged Diesel (Priced from R1 010 400)
–D300 – Ingenium 3.0 litre 6-cylinder 221kW Twin-Turbocharged Diesel (Priced from R1 089 000)

Petrol Engines

–P250 – Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 183kW Turbocharged Petrol (Priced from R980 500)
–P300 – Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 221kW Turbocharged Petrol (Priced from R1 010 400)
–P380 – Ingenium 3.0 litre 6-cylinder 280kW Supercharged Petrol (Priced from R1 132 200)

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2 responses to "5 Reasons the new Range Rover Velar is so desirable"

  1. WoutervS Aug 03, 2017 at 18:22

    Absolutely stunning car… Would be a tough choice between this one and Jaguar’s new E-pace!

  2. FloorManager Aug 03, 2017 at 18:37


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