NEW: The Range Rover Velar specification

Land Rover showcased their new model at the Design Museum, London, stating it will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport in Land Rover’s line-up.

The Porsche Macan rival is the fourth member of the Range Rover family, with prices starting at £44,830 for the new release.

It has been described as the most ‘car-like’ model that Land Rover have produced.

Inside the Velar are two 10inch touchscreens in attempts to avoid as much switchgear as possible whilst keeping it usable and engaging.

Land Rover are also offering premium textile seat material as opposed to the usual leather which should aid sustainability. The Velar also adds to its practicality by offering a boot capacity claimed to hold 673 litres.

Other technology that the Velar features include full LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and touchpads on the steering wheel to assist driving and interior functions.

The Velar is all-wheel drive only with a wade depth 650mm.

Six engines are set to be available for the buyer with the starter being a new 2.0-litre Ingenium unit with 247bhp.

The range-topping V6 engines include a 375bhp supercharged petrol engine which allows for 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds.

There a six models of the Velar with the most expensive being the limited edition Velar First Edition, starting at £83,350.

A trailer for the Velar was released on YouTube two days ago. See video on the right.

The new Range Rover will be on sale from the summer.

 

Written by Tom Holden

Twitter: @tholden_97

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