It was only the other day that we were mentioning that Land Rover have released very little on the new Range Rover Velar. Nothing but the fact that it was going to be filling the niche gap in the market between the Evoque and the Sport. A very niche market indeed. From the initial pictures there has been some great interest in the Velar but days before the Velar’s appearance at the Geneva Motor Show Land Rover have released some information.
Expected to fill the gap between the Evoque and the Sport the Velar is a whole 50mm smaller than it’s bigger brother. This may not seem much but Land Rover have insisted that this will make the Velar a much more city friendly suv. Something they claim puts many buyers off the Sport. The spec levels would be as you would expect with any Range Rover, with your standard offering going up to the S, SE and HSE. However, you can spice things up with the addition of the R-Dynamic kit giving the Velar a much more unique appearance.
With the choice of 5 engines, 3 being diesels and 2 petrols the Velar has a good selection of power delivery options. The popular option is likely to the 178bhp 2.0litre diesel capable of a economical 52mpg and a top speed of 130mph. However, if you are after something a little more insane there is the option of an 375bhp 3.0litre V6 petrol with a limited 155mph sacrificing the economical mpg as expected.
We are expecting the Velar to be more popular then what even Land Rover themselves expect. Coming in more affordably than the Sport at £44,830 to £72,000 while being more manageable on everyday roads it’s likely to appeal to those that want the looks of the Sport but in a more sensible version. To displayed at the Geneva Motor Show we are hoping to get more of an insight to what Land Rover are expecting from the Velar.
Author Matthew Pearson