Range Rover Velar engines and equipment

Full details and pictures of the stylish new Range Rover Velar, which will arrive in UK showrooms in July and take on the Porsche Macan...

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Steve Huntingford
1 Mar 2016 20:30 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

What engines will the Range Rover Velar be available with?

All of the engines are borrowed from other Land Rover models, with the cheapest option a 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel. A 237bhp version of this is also available, while the entry-level petrol is a 247bhp 2.0-litre turbo.

A 296bhp 2.0-litre petrol will be added to the range later this year, fitting beneath the supercharged 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol that’s on sale from launch. However, given that all of the petrol options are likely to be quite thirsty in real-world driving, and that Land Rover’s 2.0-litre diesels tend to be noisier than their rivals, we’d expect the pick of the range to be the 296bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel; this is as smooth as it is strong, and will return a respectable 44.1mpg in the Velar.

No matter which engine you choose, four-wheel drive is standard, as is Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which makes it easy to optimise the car for different off-road conditions. What’s more, the Velar can tow up to 2500kg and (when fitted with the air suspension that’s standard on V6 models) has the same 650mm maximum wading depth as the Range Rover Sport.

Range Rover Velar engines and equipment

What equipment does the Range Rover Velar come with?

The Velar has 4G for up to eight devices. Meanwhile, the list of driver aids includes a drowsiness monitor, adaptive cruise control, all-round cameras, automatic emergency braking and an Advanced Tow Assist system that takes the effort out of reversing with a trailer, by looking after steering inputs.

Land Rover is still to confirm how much of this will be standard, but we’d expect the Velar to come with considerably more equipment than equivalent Macans, to make up for its slightly higher prices.

If this is the case, and the Velar also manages to offer the sort of precise steering and comfortable ride we’ve come to expect from high-end Range Rovers, it’s likely to be very appealing in any language.

SD4 Specifications

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel

Price from £44,830

Power 178bhp

Torque 317lb ft

0-62mph 8.9sec

Top speed 130mph

Gov't economy 52.5mpg

CO2 emissions 142g/km

Tax band 30%

SDV6 Specifications

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel

Price from £57,670

Power 296bhp

Torque 516lb ft

0-62mph 6.5sec

Top speed 150mph

Gov't economy 44.1mpg

CO2 emissions 167g/km

Tax band 35%