How Land Rover works I do not understand but they keep on amazing us day in day out. Last week at the new London's Design Museum, Gerry McGovern, the design director at Land Rover, unveiled the new 2017 Range Rover Velar, and this car looks amazing. The car shows the future of Range Rover looks with its staple floating roof and continuous waistline with a simplicity that exudes confidence and individuality
Range Rover Velar will be in line with the increase of SUVs Land Rover is bring to the market. It is the fourth distinct Range Rover model, fitting between the Range Rover Sport and the Evoque.
The inside of the vehicle looks similar to the new Range Rover cars but the amazing bit is the dashboard. It comes now with three tablet like screens, the two that are familiar to many and the third one where most of the buttons for various functions of the car are. The screen is supposed to assist you with an adjustments or functions you are working with the car to make it easier for the user. It works in conjunction with the upper screen and you can literally swipe information from one screen to the other, where have you seen that before. This has made it easier and they have reduced the number of physical dash controls to the two screens.
It shares alot of technology with similarly sized Jaguar F-Pace and similar wheelbase of 2874mm plus aluminium architecture. The major difference is that the Velar will only come in all-wheel drive with Land Rover's full suite of off-road technology.
It will come in six engine options with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There’s a base 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel unit in 178bhp and 237bhp guises. The entry-level petrol engine is a new 2.0-litre Ingenium unit with 247bhp. A more potent 296bhp version of this engine will follow by the end of this year. The V6 range-toppers are 296bhp diesel and 375bhp petrol engines. The petrol V6 is supercharged — the only non-turbo engine in the range — and will power the Velar from zero to 60mph in 5.3sec.
The Velar will be competing in the market with the likes of Porsche Macan which has been doing well both locally and internationally. Prices will start from £44,830 (Ksh 5,620,613.70) that is before shipping. Sales will start around summer (July-August) in the UK and later everywhere else.