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Land Rover has been having a pretty epic few years. Sales are up, they seem to be breaking down less, and they have a range of vehicles so big, Maurice Wilkes would be flabbergasted. The newest model is the Range Rover Velar, here’s what you need to know.

  • It goes on sale in Australia from the Summer of 2017. It’s be priced from $70,300 for a base-spec coil-springer, going up to $135,600 for a bells’n’whistles model. There is also a ‘First Edition’ model, with unique features that will go for $167,600.

 

  • It will be small than a Range Rover and Ranger Rover Sport, but longer, wider and slightly taller than the Range Rover Evoque.
Range Rover Velar: coming to Australia late 2017.

Range Rover Velar: coming to Australia late 2017.

  • It will have a maximum of 251mm ground clearance (or 218mm with coils), and 650mm wading depth, which is pretty much at the height of the bonnet.

 

  • The door handles sink flush into the door, and pop out when you need them.

 

  • It will have a 2,500kg towing capacity, and a choice of six different powertrains. There is a 132kW, 2.0 litre Ingenium diesel four-banger, all the way up to a 280kW supercharged petrol V6. These will all be mated to 8-speed automatics.

I don’t know about you, but I reckon this interior is pretty cool.

  • It has 100% LED lighting, everywhere.

 

  • Using Land Rover’s new lightweight architecture design, the Range Rover Velar’s bones will be more than 81% aluminium alloy.
The Range Rover Velar is almost as wide and long as a Sport, but is noticeably shorter.

The Range Rover Velar is almost as wide and long as a Sport, but is noticeably shorter.

  • It has specially-designed air channels in the rear spoiler that will cut down drag, and reduce the accumulation of dirt on the rear windscreen by up to 90%.

 

  • It’s your digital butler, is born from reductionism, and has secret-until-lit-surfaces, whatever they all mean.
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