Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2,0L 2018
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2.0D 180S ESTATE
Even though things are simple to describe this kind of car: Very stylish inside and out. Display and control system is something of a game changer. Relaxing and refined to drive!!
The Velar plugs a gap in, er, Land Rover’s range of Range Rovers. It’s bigger than the Evoque but smaller than the Sport. It also uses what is for Land Rover a new platform, sharing its underpinnings with the Jaguar F-Pace, which maybe also gives you an idea of is size.
Smooth, pared-back and slimmed-down style takes priority over absolute space or off-road ruggedness. The Velar’s silhouette is quite fast, marked by a rising belt, falling roof, pinched tail and a lot of screen rake. The surfaces are pure as snow. Especially around the nose, it’s naked of step-lines, the grille, lamps and bumper meticulously flush. Which makes the numberplate plinth stand out like a flesh wound. Also the fake vents on the bonnet and below the door mirrors.
Like a proper Range Rover, it’s dignified and in command of most situations, with well-oiled accurate steering. If you’re in a real hurry, the sport mode does tauten the damping, lower the body and shift more power to the rear. Enough to very gently ease the tail out on a wet road. It doesn’t really want to be hoiked around tight corners like this, mind. It’s too remote and isolated.
The Velar majors on style but it’s still a useful car. It’s roomy enough for a family, not so big it’s awkward in cities, and capable of unusual off-road feats. The Velar’s cabin and new display/control system are good to use, and beautiful. It’s a nice place to be in the long-term, but the initial impact is stunning. Give anyone a lift and they’ll be wowed.
For the driver, it’s about relaxed security rather than engagement. Let it lower your heartbeat and enjoy the panoramic view of the scenery!!
Torque in Nm:430/
Electric Adjusted Seats:Yes/
Electric Folding Mirrors:Yes/
Mon – Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 , 15:30 – 19:00
Saturday : 09:00 – 13:00
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