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...
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.
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.
Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Price from £44,830
Torque 317lb ft
Top speed 130mph
Gov't economy 52.5mpg
CO2 emissions 142g/km
Tax band 30%
Engine size 3.0-litre diesel
Price from £57,670
Torque 516lb ft
Top speed 150mph
Gov't economy 44.1mpg
CO2 emissions 167g/km
Tax band 35%