The Range Rover Velar is one step closer to your driveway. This week, Range Rover’s first ever midsize SUV arrives in London. And it’s gorgeous.
Land Rover teased us with a preview of the model last month. But new photos show just how stunning the SUV – which will slot between the Evoque and Sport – is. It also offers a third-row with seating for two.
The exterior is sleek and modern with a floating roof and clamshell hood.
The interior is stunning, too. We love the retro mod look of the soft black and ebony dual-tone color scheme. The center console represents the latest in Range Rovers constant evolution for the simple and sleek. Instead of an array of buttons on the center console, there’s two large touch screens, three knobs, and one button. Simple? Yes. Stylish? Very much so.
Land Rover isn’t holding back the details on the engine choices either. The U.S. version will come with three engine choices. The base two will be a choice of 2.0-liter Ingenium 4-cylinder diesel or gas engine. The diesel rates 180-horsepower and the gas 247-horsepower. If you really want the power, choose the top engine choice. That one is a 380-horse supercharged 3.0-liter V6.
Land Rover rates the engines 0-60 mph times at 8.4-seconds for the diesel, 6.4-seconds for the base gas, and 5.3-seconds for the V6. All three of the engines pair to eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. All-wheel drive comes standard, too.
The Velar is also a big deal because it’s the first Land Rover to use the new Jaguar F-Pace platform. However, Land Rover says 70 percent of the Velar is completely new.
Pricing for the model also fits with placing it between the Evoque and Sport. However, it places it in the same range as the new Discovery. The lowest price tag for a Velar falls just above the $50 grand mark. It will set you back more than $90 grand if you decide to go with a top trim First Edition V6. Trims and engine options fill up a good variety of price slots between the two. It just depends on what and how much you want.
The Velar will go on sale stateside sometime this summer. You can check out our review of the Velar’s big sister Sport here.