The Range Rover Velar has been fully revealed at the Design Museum in London ahead of the Geneva Auto Show. The Velar will sit between the Evoque and the Sport models in the Range Rover line-up.
The Velar comes with six powertrain options. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel D180 generates 132kW of power and 430Nm of torque, and 0-100km/h takes 8.9 seconds. Fuel consumption has been rated at 5.4 litres per 100km and emissions 142g/km.
The more powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder D240 contains two turbochargers to produce 176kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 7.3 seconds, and fuel consumption is rated slightly higher, at 5.8 litres per 100km and emissions 154g/km.
The third diesel option, the D300, contains a 3.0-litre V6 engine, which puts out 220kW of power and 70Nm of torque. The D300 takes 6.1 seconds to reach 0-100km/h, and fuel consumption is rated at 6.4 litres per 100km and 167g/km. The diesel options all contain a catalytic reduction system to cut tailpipe emissions of nitrous oxide.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Velar P250 opens the petrol line-up, producing 183kW of power and a maximum 365Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 6.7 seconds. The enhanced 2.0-litre Velar P300 contains is the most powerful four-cylinder engine found in a Land Rover, generating 220kW of power and 400Nm of torque, with details on acceleration times to come.
The 3.0-litre supercharged V6 P380 sits at the top of the petrol range. The all-aluminium engine contains a twin-vortex supercharger, direct injection, and dual-independent variable-camshaft timing and generates 280kW of power and 450Nm of torque, accelerating from 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
All six powertrain options are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive.
The Velar contains six airbags and a range of advanced driver assistance systems including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with queue-assist and an adaptive speed limiter.
Coil springs with a ground clearance of 213mm is standard on four-cylinder models, with the V6 models featuring four-corner air suspension, which drops the ride height by 10mm when cruising at speeds above 105km/h. The height can be increased 46mm during off-road mode to 251mm.
The Velar’s terrain response system contains eco, comfort, grass-gravel-snow, mud-ruts, sand, and dynamic (on R-Dynamic models) modes, which adjust engine, transmission, all-wheel drive system, suspension and stability control to suit the driving conditions.
The Range Rover Velar will be available in New Zealand later this year, with prices to come.