26 Feb
Range Rover Velar – Looking good

With sleek styling and futuristic interior, the new Range Rover Velar will have heads turning.

The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of presence, modernity and minimalist design to the Range Rover family, offering luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment. Velar’s design is beautifully balanced, from its powerful proportions to its continuous waistline through to the taut tapered lines of the rear. The generous wheelbase contributes significantly to its elegance while helping to provide a spacious interior.

Advanced technology is pivotal to enabling Velar’s contemporary design: the full-LED headlights are the most-slender ever to appear on a Land Rover, while the flush deployable door handles emphasise Velar’s reductive, sculptured form, and contribute to low drag. In fact, this is the most aerodynamically-efficient Land Rover ever produced.

Look inside Velar’s interior and you will see elegant simplicity, sophistication and refinement, with switches being kept to an absolute minimum. A unique aspect of the Velar is its sustainable, premium textile seat material as an alternative to leather.

Design enabling technology has been engaged fully to create the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system – the centrepiece of Velar’s interior – featuring two 10-inch HD touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind hidden-until-lit surfaces. On a practical note, the luggage compartment volume is a staggering 673-litres.

The light but stiff aluminium-intensive body, together with double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension, provides the perfect basis for agile handling, superior ride comfort and outstanding refinement. It also delivers exceptional levels of crash protection, and has been developed to meet the most demanding crash test regulations worldwide.

Combined with a comprehensive restraints system that includes six airbags, and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, the Velar integrates the latest safety technologies.

The Velar features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, four-corner air suspension, ground clearance of 251mm, wading depth of 650mm, and Land Rover’s unmatched suite of traction technologies including Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control.

Exceptional performance and efficiency comes from the range of six petrol and diesel powertrains, all matched to smooth-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics.

Clean, refined four-cylinder Ingenium diesels are offered in 132kW and 177kW variants, and these engines are joined by the new, two highly-advanced four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines delivering 184kW and 365Nm, for 0-100km/h acceleration in 6.7 seconds, and a more powerful variant with outputs of 221kW and 400Nm, to achieve the 0-100km/h sprint in just 6.0 seconds.
All new Land Rover vehicles come with the Land Rover Five-Year Care Plan: a five-year/100 000km service plan, a five-year/100 000km maintenance plan and a five-year/100 000km warranty, as standard. Prices start at R947 700.

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