The Range Rover Velar Reviewed
If you are reading this article, then it is probably fair to assume that you are a fan of Land Rovers. Land Rover is known for their luxury SUVs that are meant to be driven off-road. Recently, Land Rover released a new brand to their vehicle inventory. The new vehicle brand name is the Range Rover Velar. This vehicle is extremely unique to the Land Rover brand. Unlike the rest of Land Rover’s vehicles, this vehicle is actually meant to be driven on road. This was a great choice for Land Rover because they are now competing with other SUV manufacturers.
Even though the Velar is meant to be driven on pavement, Land Rover still equipped the vehicle with some off-road features. Land Rover designed the Velar so that the SUV comes standard in four-wheel-drive. For those of you who don’t know, all-wheel drive is great for off-road driving, snowy conditions, and other inclement weather conditions. Most SUVs are not equipped with four-wheel drive as a standard feature so Land Rover did an awesome job with allowing this as a standard option.
In case you were wondering, the Range Rover Velar comes has three different types of engines which you will be able to choose from depending on your liking. The base model has a 2.0 four-cylinder engine that is also turbocharged. The base model’s engine has horsepower of 247. The next engine has less horsepower, but the torque is significantly higher. This model also has a 2.0 four-cylinder engine but has a horsepower of 180. And lastly, the best engine for the Velar is a 3.0-liter engine with a V6; this engine has a horsepower of 380. Having a horsepower of 380 is pretty impressive for an SUV, especially since the horsepower of this SUV is the same as some Porsche cars!
The inside of the Range Rover Velar is top-of-the-line. The standard seat material for this Range Rover is Leather. In addition to leather seats, the seats are also climate controlled. This means in the winter you’ll have the option to have heat coming through the seats; furthermore, in the summer you’ll have the option to have cool air come through the seats as well. The climate control seats are only available for the front two passengers. Another cool feature about this vehicle is that it allows you to turn this SUV into a three seated vehicle. If you need extra space for vacationing or you just want a unique look, your Range Rover will have you covered. In addition, Land Rover gives you an option to customize your vehicle’s interior when it comes to the upholstery. You can choose from wool, suede, and leather upholstery options; you will also have the option to choose from a variety of colors. If you own a Velar you will also enjoy having two touch-screen systems in your vehicle. According to Usnews, these two systems provide you with an app that is able to provide GPS services, Bluetooth, tracks trip data (mileage), find where you’re parked, remotely lock and unlock your vehicle.
Land Rover has really outdone themselves with their all new activity key. The activity key looks like a normal wristband or a watch, but in reality, it’s a key! According to Land Rover’s website, the activity key was created to make its driver’s experience with the vehicle more convenient and easy. The wristband key is completely waterproof. If you want to go swimming, cycling, or kayaking you won’t have to worry about losing your key or getting it wet, the wristband key will have you covered.
Safety is always a priority when looking to purchase a vehicle, especially if you have a family. The Velar comes equipped standard with an automatic emergency braking system. So if for some reason you are distracted while driving, have no fear your car will stop the vehicle for you. According to Land Rover’s website, the Velar also comes standard with lane change warning, parking sensors, and cruise control. If you want more safety, you can upgrade to have blind spot monitors, automatic parallel parking, and road sign recognition. You will also have the option to choose from matrix laser headlights. This is a really great feature if you drive in dark places that require your high beam head lights. This feature allows you to drive with your bright lights on but does not blind oncoming drivers. The Velar seems like a very safe car; however, the vehicle has not been tested by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety yet.
Along with safety, of course, another important factor when choosing a vehicle is the price. The base price for the Land Rover Velar starts at $49,000. Depending on which model you choose, this vehicle could cost you up to $75,000.