The Velar is a stylish, refined and seriously appealing SUV, but there are better-finished and more practical alternativesget the best price
Top-of-the-line HSE gets 21in wheels, 20-way electrically adjustable seats finished in softer leather, leather on the dashboard and doors, adaptive cruise control and park assist. Luxurious but pricey.
Engine: 3.0 D300
We recommend the 296bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel for effortless performance. It may not be as outright fast as some of the petrols, but it pulls harder from low revs and can still officially manage 0-60mph in a hot hatch-rivalling 6.1sec. For everyday use, it’s definitely a good fit for the Velar.