As it was announced, the Jaguar-Land Rover Corporation has prepared a novelty for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. 2018 Range Rover Velar is a new model, which the general public will meet at said event. In the meantime, the company presented its novelties, the narrow circle of people. These are journalists and dealers.
This new model is designed as a direct rival to coupe SUV models of German car producers. As the biggest rivals, this new model stand out Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the BMW X6. The announcement of the arrival of this model is not a surprise. Even previously present information that the company Land Rover is preparing such a vehicle. However, it is billed as the Range Rover Sport Coupe. It is now known the name of the vehicle, and the place where it will be produced. Namely Range Rover Velar will be built at the Solihull factory in the UK. Home sales scheduled for the month of Jun, 2017.
Configuration and Design
“Velar” title was used 60 years of the 20th century. Land Rover company called this name the first proto-types Range Rover SUV models. After more than half a century, this name has been revived. 2018 Range Rover Velar is positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport models.
In size, Velar is somewhat smaller than the aforementioned rivals. Range Rover Velar 2018, is 4,803 mm long, 2,032 mm wide, 1,665 mm high, while the wheelbase is 2,870 mm. Trunk volume is moving in the range of 673 to 1,731 liters. It varies depending on whether the rear seats down or not.
The company said that the Range Rover Velar set new standards of the brand when it comes to design, styling, interior and handling. A large part of the components and elements, Velar will share with Jaguar F-Pace SUV. Among other things, it will adorn the large panoramic roof and air suspension.
2018 Range Rover Velar Interior
The arrival of this model is a serious step forward in the company’s increasingly popular segment of luxury coupe crossover SUV models. Accordingly, the configuration of the interior of the vehicle is expected. As a large number of models in this segment, and Velar received configuration 2 + 2. Some versions of the model will be available with rear seat configuration – 2 + 1.
The look of the interior of the vehicle and its equipment, reminiscent of the interior of the Range Rover Sport model. The difference in this is that Velar 2018, received higher degree of equipment, new technologies, as well as higher dose of luxury. Among other things, the list of standard equipment also includes enhanced InControl touchscreen, a pair of 10.2-inch display and a WLAN Hotspot.
2018 Range Rover Velar will be offered in several different editions, with a diverse selection of drive units. The base four-cylinder offers make and six-cylinder engines, in the diesel and petrol version. Sure, the offer is completed with a V8 unit, but there are indications of electrical and hybrid version of the model. These versions are expected to offer, only a year after the start of sales of the standard version.
When sales start to the year 2017, the offer will be directed to the First Edition limited edition model. This version has a V6 petrol engine and the HSE package of equipment. This version includes elements of carbon fiber on the inside, Meridian Signature Sound System with 1,600 W and alloy wheels of 22 inches.
In addition to this special edition, the offer comprises:
The Range Rover Velar Ingenium D180 model. This version has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine with 180 horsepower (132 kW) and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). The average fuel consumption of 43 mpg (5.4 l/100 km).
A Range Rover Velar Ingenium D240 possesses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. This engine develops 240 horsepower (177 kW) and 370 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. From 0-100 km/h reaches in 7.3 seconds, while the top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h) and average fuel consumption 40.5 mpg (5.8 l/100 km).
Range Rover Velar D300 is equipped with a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine with 300 horsepower (221 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. From 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h), the average consumption of 37 mpg (6.4 l/100 km).
Range Rover Velar Ingenium P250 version has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 250 horsepower (184 kW) and 270 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque. Up to a speed of 100 km/h reached in 6.7 seconds, with a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h), and the fuel consumption of 31 mpg (7.6 l/100 km).
2018 Range Rover Velar Ingenium P380 gets a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with 380 horsepower (280 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. From 0-100 km/h in 5.7 sec, top speed 155 mph (250 km/h), the consumption of 24 mpg (9.7 l/100 km).
All versions of the model obtained AWD drive and 8-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Range Rover Velar SVR makes the top bid. Under its hood will find 5.0-liter V8 unit with compressor, which delivers 550 horsepower output.
Here are more notes to the basis for the Range Rover Velar Hybrid should makes that, 3.0-liter SD V6 unit.
2018 Range Rover Velar price starts from € 56.400 for the base model.