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There is a huge and interesting thread on the Range Rover Sport forums where the Velar is being bashed as being too expensive for what it is. I was at the launch on 1st March and can confirm this car really moves the game on from a RRS! If you go for a bigger engine and add spec the car is easily more expensive than a RRS so personally I am not sure why JLR pitched this car to be a smaller brother to the RRS - in size it's slightly smaller but in price it's not!

Not sure if I can post a link to the other forum but if I am let me know and I will as it makes interesting reading!
 

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The RRV is, in my view, and confirmed yesterday in London seeing the car at the Design Museum in London, an infinitely more desirable product than a RRS. While the latter is a bit bigger car, and loads more kit, has marginally more room inside, it is positively truck-like compared to the new Velar. I can imagine people who are waiting for their new RRS now being beside themselves that, £ for £, the new car moves things on to another level. The quality, the finish, the design, and the stand-by-the-car desirability of the RRV far far surpasses the RRS. See for yourselves when the Velar goes on tour at dealers in May. Personally, if for some reason this new model had been priced above that of the RRS, I still wouldn't have hesitated to order it. I'm no expert, and I have never worked in the Automotive industry, but if anything the RRV is mis-priced. It should at least be as expensive as the RRS and I predict it will far outsell it until LR upgrade, up-date, or re-model the current Sport. Lets watch this space to see if I'm right. I'm confident.
 

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I agree with you. If you spec a Velar like I did it will go on to become as expensive as a top of the range RRS, even though that car in my opinion is now the lesser of the two marques. So, I gave in. I just ordered a full-fat First Edition with two optional extras. The Silicon Silver paint and the iPhone dock. At £84000 it is very expensive but it is also, too, value for money compared to RRS. It will give to the very latest product, the most up to date technologies, the most desirable car shown at this year's Geneva Motor show and, in my opinion, the car which other manufacturers will now have to follow. It will surely retain its value better than a RRS; it will give you infinitely more pleasure than that car and its German rivals and, crucially, it will be just as modern and innovative in 5 years time. Put a non date registration on it, and you will truely have a timeless piece of automotive art in your driveway. Bite the bullet!
 

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No, and at this point of time no dealer can give a definitive date as the order process is not yet officially open. All specs are uploaded in to a holding pool and are due to open later this month. They estimate Aug 2017.
 

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Oh and I would do away with the iphone dock even though not that expensive as there are reports everywhere that Apple will be changing the charging port once again with the Iphone 8 so it will probably render that useless if you change your phone every year ;)
 

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This is an interesting read:

The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. Is this an error, or a clue as how the British brand will reposition the next Range Rover Sport and other models?

Using the option configurator, it's possible to take the Velar past 100,000 pounds. At these prices, the Sport is now a rival. The Velar is a similar length to the Sport and has more trunk space.

It will also likely handle better, given it uses Jaguar's acclaimed new rear-drive biased lightweight underpinnings instead of the Sport's heavier platform shared with the larger Range Rover. The Sport's only real advantages are the choice of a third row of seats and a V-8 engine.

IHS predicts the next Evoque and Sport will arrive before the end of the decade. "The Velar could define how the next-generation Evoque and Sport stand in the range to give it a little more breathing space," principal analyst Ian Fletcher said.

Or perhaps the Velar is the next Range Rover Sport. "Maybe the Velar is set to gradually replace the Sport, while the Sport will become longer when it arrives in 2 to 3 years," Felipe Munoz, global analyst for JATO Dynamics, said.
http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170307/BLOG15/170309876/velar-may-signal-new-strategy-at-land-rover&profile=1164
 
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