New addition to the family
The highly anticipated Range Rover Velar, positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, has been launched to the media in South Africa and goes on sale officially tomorrow.
The Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment. This is a new type of Range Rover for a new type of customer.
All-wheel drive, a sizable ground clearance and the availability of height-adjustable air suspension make this an adventure vehicle, but one that is surely too stylish to get scratched and covered in mud.
Created from a clean sheet using Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the Velar represents the next chapter of the Range Rover success story as Britain’s biggest luxury export. The vehicle is defined by a visually reductive approach and attention to precision in every detail.
Advanced technology is pivotal to enabling Velar’s contemporary design: the full-LED headlights are the most-slender ever to appear on a production Land Rover.
The flush deployable door handles emphasise the reductive, sculptured form.
Look inside Velar’s interior and you will see elegant simplicity, sophistication and refinement. An unwavering belief in reductionism has been fully employed, with switches being kept to an absolute minimum to help create a calm sanctuary.
Design enabling technology has been engaged fully to create the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which is the centrepiece of the cars interior. Touch Pro Duo features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind hidden-until-lit surfaces. These slim, intuitive displays work in harmony with the cabin architecture while adding an overall sense of modernity.
All of this is equalled by the Velar’s practicality: luggage compartment volume is class-leading at 673-litres.
Unique in the segment, the Velar offers a sustainable, premium textile seat material as an alternative to leather – made out of recycled plastic bottles! The Dapple Grey material was developed together with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading manufacturer of high-quality design textiles, and is complemented with Suedecloth inserts in Ebony or Light Oyster.
As usual for a car like this, it comes in a variation of engine options, a selection of (13) colours and a whole range of wheels and rims.
Customers can build their own Range Rover Velar using the configurator on the website www.landrover.co.za.