The 2018 Range Rover Velar is a new crossover SUV that stands between the Rover Sport and Rover Evoque in the brand lineup. Based from the same company as Jaguar, the 2018 Velar is based on the newly introduced Jaguar F-Pace. That means this sporty five-seater SUV brings excellent driving dynamics while adding a little extra off-road capability.
On the exterior, the Velar looks sleek and sporty, with a styling line converge at the rear of the vehicle, increasing the sensation of speed and movement. Door handles drawn when not in use further enhance aerodynamics. Land Rover says that Velar’s construction uses extensively aluminum to reduce weight and improve efficiency and performance.
Inside, almost all vehicle controls have been moved to two 10-inch touch screens on the center console. With a cabin sufficient for five adult passengers, Velar offers a cargo capacity of 34.4 cubic feet behind the second row seat. And properly equipped, Land Rover claims maximum towing capacity of 5,500 pound.
Trim, Features and Specification
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is five-passenger mid-size luxury crossover SUV that available in Standard, S, SE, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE trim levels.
The 2018 Range Rover Standard models features includes 18-inch wheels, simulated leather and suede upholstery and an eight-speaker sound system. The S trim adds LED daytime running lights, a power rear liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors, power-folding door mirrors with approach lights, power leather seats, navigation and an 11-speaker Meridian sound system. Stepping up to the SE trim, adds 20-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring, a panoramic sunroof and upgrades the sound system to 17 speakers.
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE includes as burnished copper-colored accents, cooled and heated front seats with massage, and driver assistance features. Moving up to the R-Dynamic HSE you will get 21-inch wheels and extended leather trim.
A range of interior options include four-zone climate control, a head-up display, sustainable wool-based textile upholstery, a 23-speaker sound system and a rear-seat entertainment package with two 8-inch screens.
Stand-alone options including 22-inch wheels, upgraded front brakes, an air suspension, an advanced tow-assist system, a panoramic sunroof and a top-down parking camera system. There also an optional extra called Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system, which includes a number of off-road driving modes.
If you interested, there a limited of 500 extra-luxurious First Edition models, which bundles with a number of unique exterior and interior styling cues, but it’s only sold in the U.S. Available only with the V6 engine and comes standard with almost all of the stand-alone options.
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar will be offered with three different engines, With multiple engines available for each trim.
The standard s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from the Ingenium family. It produces 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. The mid-range engine is the turbocharger 2.0-liter Petrol engine (gasoline for Americans) make 247 horsepower, it’s also came from the Ingenium family. Topping the range is a familiar one in Jaguar lineup. It’s the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 380 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, like it does in the Jaguar F-Type S.
All the engines will be paired to full-time 4WD and the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. In performances test, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar has impressive 0-to-60 mph times. The turbodiesel is the slowest of course, takes an 8.4-second time. The gasoline four-cylinder run in 6.4 seconds, and the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 hits 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, not surprisingly.
Like other Land Rover products, the 2018 Range Rover Velar can be equipped with Terrain Response 2 system, which has various driver-selectable settings to match a variety of off-road situations. An automatically locking rear differential aids in off-roading, while the center-mounted transfer case directs power to the front and rear axles.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 Velange Range Rover is expected to go on sale in America during this summer.
The First Edition will starts at $90,285, but add fancy wheels, special satin-silver paint, destination fee, and the price can reach $100,000.
The base 2018 Range Rover Velar Standard will start at $50,895 plus $995 for destination fee. Prices for the diesel and supercharged V6 versions are $57,195 and $65,195. And the R-Dynamic HSE can cost more than $90,000.