Suv of great elegance and personality, the Range Rover Velar is just smaller than the “big sister” Range Rover Sport, but it is clearly more streamlined (also because lower than 11 cm) and modern. Made of aluminum, the Velar has simple and smooth lines, with numerous features: we mention the tapered rear part, the door handles flush with the body (they only come out when needed), the thin lights completely LED (both front and back) and the huge wheels (the diameter of the rims is up to 22 inches). The luxurious interior is distinguished by the lack of frills and the linear surfaces covered with precious materials (leather, aluminum or wood depending on the installation); the space is also suitable for five people (although, considering the size of the car, it was reasonable to expect greater ease for the legs) and the trunk is quite large (not exceptional accessibility).
The driving position is comfortable, but there is no height adjustment for the belts. “Technological” the dashboard, with two large touch-sensitive displays in the console: from the upper one the multimedia system is managed, while to choose the “climate” functions and the driving mode of the Terrain Response system the lower one is used. Only 4×4 and with eight-speed automatic transmission, the Velar is powered by supercharged engines. On petrol, there is a 2.0 turbo of 250 hp and a 3.0 V6 with a volumetric compressor of 381, which has a power delivery and an engaging “sound” (it is the same engine mounted on the sporty Jaguar F-Type); as for diesels, at 2.0 with 179 horses or (biturbo) 240 there is a velvety six-cylinder 3.0 with 300 hp, with a powerful drive to all the regimes. Regardless of the engine, the Velar is safe and undemanding in driving. Consider the considerable size of the vehicle and its size, even agility does not disappoint at all. However, the greatest asset of the car is comfort: in the rich interior you travel muffled (holes and noises remain outside).
Strong of 25 cm of “light on the ground” and of the driving programs of the Terrain Response system specific for various types of ground (from mud to snow) the Velar also boasts strong off-road skills. The 6-cylinder engines are signaled for the smoothness in the operation, perfectly tuned to the sweet automatic transmission.