Range Rover Velar: Luxury looks, high tech, off road prowess
Did you ever think that the Range Rover was too big.
A Range Rover Sport too much.
And the Range Rover Evoke too small.
Well, you're in luck because there's a new Range Rover in town.
This is the Velar.
Not quite as your face in Sport not small as the Evoke It's just right for some people.
And then I was sitting in that mid-size gap that's been staring us all in the face for years and it's all about luxury, tech, going off road and to get the super charged petrol V-6 power.
So what's new?
Well, first up, have a look at the cabin.
Notice anything missing .ike All the buttons?
Yep, Lanrow has taken them away to give the car top notch pro dealer.
Two touch screens, one for your entertainment stuff, another for controls like to make response adjustments off road gizmos, and all that stuff.
There is some touch buttons hidden in there as well as some physical dials that can be configured
To your preference.
Now, the [UNKNOWN] has a ton of tech in it.
So you can use it as a 4G hotspot.
There's USB slots all over the place.
The nav will even learn your commute.
And then using historical and current traffic data.
Plot your route to get you to work as best possible.
It will also help plan your journey, even when you're out of the car.
So you can go from door to.
A car park to another door with relative ease.
It'll even allow you to lock it or unlock it [UNKNOWN] anywhere in the world, which sounds both brilliant and creepy.
But still, you can scare your partner with it.
Velar being a modern car, there's a ton of safety aids and autonomous tech on board.
So you can rest assured that you'll be as safe as possible.
It'll even help you reverse a trailer if you wish it, too.
And there's a 360 degree camera to boot.
Now this being a Range Rover, it has to be good at the off road stuff and I'm assured that it is.
It'll go pretty much anywhere you put it and further.
And wades deeper than you'll ever need it to go.
And if you have the air suspension, which is standard on the V6 models, it'll be nice and flat no matter what you do to it.
Now speaking of V6 models.
The Range, topping 3 liter, super-charged, V 6 petrol, has 380 horse power.
And will crack nil to 60 in 5.3 seconds.
That is my kind of speed.
So, it's clever, quick, able to scale mountains.
It's a Range Rover.
They're about luxury and looking good as much as the off-road stuff While, it does look good.
The copper details are a nice touch.
As is the floating roof and clamshell bonnet.
It just looks right, doesn't it?
In fact, it may just make the sport look a little bit cumbersome by comparison.
It's smaller, slicker, smoother than its stablemates.
Where [UNKNOWN] can feel a bit plastic-y, this doesn't.
And its door handles are retractable, like on the Tesla.
Now the name, Velar, what's that all about, then?
Well, when the Range Rover was originally testing, that's what it was called.
And when it was born and released to the public, it launched the luxury SUV as we know it.
This thing has a hell of a legacy to live up to, but I suspect, it just might.
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