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The Velar is a stylish, refined and seriously appealing Coupe SUV. It’s best to stick to the cheaper engines – including the award-winning D180 – and trims, though; once you start moving farther up the range it pushes the price into the realms of better-resolved cars, such as the Audi Q8 and BMW X6.get the best price
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The entry-level model gets a twin-screen touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a DAB radio, Apple CarPlay/ Andoid Auto. Other luxuries include keyless entry, 18in alloy wheels, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. It's well worth considering because it keeps the costs down and you still get a great car.
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An output of 248bhp might sound like a decent amount of shove, but in a car as big as the Velar, it never feels particularly fast. Sure, on paper it’s quicker than the D180, lolloping from 0-62mph nearly two seconds quicker, but the petrol needs to be worked hard before it actually feels as brisk as the numbers suggest. It doesn’t match the low-down pulling power of the D180, which feels more urgent when moving away from a standstill. At least the P250’s engine is smooth, with a power delivery with no peaks or troughs.
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