The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The Range Rover Velar has lots of steering wheel adjustments, but entry-level models make do with eight-way manual seats and do not provide adjustable lumbar support. S and SE trims add 14-way electrically adjustable seats (including fine-tuning for the lumbar region), and these are very comfortable, even after a few hours. High-end R-Dynamic HSE Velars come with 20-way electrically adjustable seats that move every which way, and will even heat, cool and massage you.
The settings for some controls are accessed through the lower of two touchscreens. Switching between functions using the on-screen icons requires you to take your eyes off the road, but, once you've selected the appropriate page of settings, you can use two dial controllers, which make life easier. We still prefer systems with a central rotary control interface, though, such as the class-leading iDrive set-up of the BMW X4.
Fortunately, all Velars come with front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera system. If you're really worried about parking, a park-assist system that will find a space and steer you into it is optional on all trims.
S models get LED headlights come as standard, while SE and above come with adaptive LED matrix headlights, which can remain set to main beam without dazzling other drivers.
Sat nav and infotainment
You get a pair of 10.0in touchscreens on all Range Rover Velars. One is where you would expect it to be, in the middle of the dashboard, and the other (which we talked about in the Driving Position section) is just below it, in front of the gear selector. The second screen is used to access the air conditioning and off-road modes, but you can also operate the multimedia system through it while the main screen continues to display a navigation route map.