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New Range Rover, thy name is Velar

Sporting three different powertrains and a whole bunch of screens, this is Range Rover's most technologically impressive SUV yet.

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This is the new Range Rover Velar, based on the same chassis as the Jaguar F-Pace.

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It features deployable door handles and available copper accents on small trim pieces.

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It has a drag coefficient of 0.32, making it the most aerodynamically efficient Land Rover ever built.

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Max ground clearance is 9.88 inches with the optional air suspension, and it'll wade through up to 25.59 inches of standing water.

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V6 models get an optional locking rear differential, and the infotainment system's rotary controller can be used to back the vehicle up when a trailer is attached.

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Three engines will be available -- a 247-hp I4 gas engine, a 180-hp I4 diesel engine and a 380-hp turbo V6.

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There's also a First Edition variant, which is limited to 500 units and packs more luxury than any other trim, but its price tag is a whopping $89,300. (Velar's base price is $49,900.)

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The interior features Land Rover's new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which uses two 10-inch screens.

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The upper screen controls the phone, nav and media. The lower screen controls off-road modes and the climate control.

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I hope you like screens!

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