New Range Rover Velar & Audi SQ7 vs BMW X6

The new Range Rover Velar may look great, but is the V6 diesel version better than luxury SUV rivals like the Audi SQ7 and BMW X6?

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Infotainment systems

Audi SQ7

Standard 8.3in colour screen is controlled using a rotary dial and a selection of shortcut buttons between the front seats. Navigating the various menus is a doddle and the on-screen graphics are super crisp. There are two optional sound systems available – a Bose version for Β£1100 or a Bang & Olufsen one for a whopping Β£6300 – but the standard system is more than punchy enough. Twin screens for rear passengers cost Β£995.


The X6’s iDrive system has a SYSTEM similar rotary dial and menu shortcut set-up to the SQ7’s, but you get a larger 10.3in screen. Moreover, it’s even easier to use than the Audi system because the menus are slightly more logical – handy when you’re in a rush or on the move. Wireless charging costs Β£470 (although not all phones are compatible), while twin rear entertainment screens are an extra Β£2310 – too pricey for us to recommend.

Range Rover Velar

The Velar gets not one but two 10.0in touchscreens. The first, on the face of the dashboard, controls infotainment features and its angle can be adjusted. The second screen underneath takes care of driving modes and climate control. Both display crisp graphics and react reasonably quickly, but many of the icons are small and hard to hit accurately. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring aren’t available, either.

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