Land Rover officially took the wraps off the all-new Range Rover Velar during this year’s annual Geneva Motor Show. The Range Rover Velar, set to bridge the gap between the Evoque and the Sport, will go on sale this July, priced from $50,895 USD to $90,295 USD, and it accounts for the lowest vehicle in the Range Rover arsenal, as it is effectively a crossover.
There will be six engine options available. A 178bhp 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel, which is capable of doing 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds, with a top speed of 130mph, and 52.5mpg. A higher-spec 2.0-liter diesel with 237bhp, capable of doing 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 135mph, and slightly poorer economy, at 48.7mpg. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 with 296bhp, capable of doing 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds, with a top speed of 150mph, taking another step towards greenness at 44.1mpg. A 2.0-liter petrol, four-cylinder turbo with 247bhp, capable of 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds, with a top speed of 135mph, and 37.2mpg. Another 2.0-liter petrol with 296bhp, which won’t be available at launch. Finally the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol, with 375bhp capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, maxing out at 155mph, and burn through gas at a rate of about 30.1mpg.
The V6-powered models will offer up air suspension and entry-level buyers will have adaptive dampers as a standard across the range. The lone transmission is the ZF eight-speed automatic, and permanent four-wheel-drive is also an option.
“We wanted to elevate Range Rover’s design DNA to a new level,” says Massimo Frascella, Land Rover’s exterior creative director. “We were looking for a new level of simplicity, with the flush door handles and slim LED lights. This will do so much for Range Rover.”
Check out a detailed look at the 2018 Range Rover Velar in the above gallery, and proceed to the company’s official product website for further details.