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Velar brings a new dimension of glamour and elegance to the Range Rover family. Designed to fill the white space between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, this is a new type of Range Rover for a new type of customer.

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Perfect proportions, precision execution

Velar is both instantly recognisable as a Range Rover and radical in its interpretation of the brand's DNA. The mid-size luxury SUV is defined by formal, powerful volumes that are beautifully balanced by perfectly optimised volume and proportions. The large wheels - up to 22-inches in diameter - help to define the stunning silhouette while enhancing Velar's dramatic presence.

The floating roof and clamshell bonnet provide clear references to its lineage and visually reinforce the class-leading all-terrain capability for which all Range Rovers are renowned. The 2,874mm wheelbase (Evoque: 2,660mm; Range Rover Sport: 2,923mm) enhances Velar's visual length, and contributes to the exceptionally spacious cabin and luggage compartment - which is a spacious 558 litres (including standard spare reduced-section wheel). The continuous, rising waistline and tapering glasshouse balance formal elegance with a poised, sporting attitude.

The short front overhang and super-slim full-LED headlights further minimise visual weight. The longer rear overhang provides balance and highlights Velar's imposing length, and features a pronounced kick to add to the muscular stance. Twin chrome exhaust finishers are integrated perfectly into the rear bumper and provide a subtle reference to Velar's power and performance.

Beautiful details, advanced technology

An upright, bold front graphic and long bonnet set the tone for Velar's exterior design language. The form of the dominant, proud grille is emphasised by slender full-LED headlights which deliver an emphatic slim-line visual signature. The front bumper's pronounced air inlets and subtle skid plate hint at both Velar's performance and its class-leading all-terrain capability.

The fast windscreen angle intersects with the front axle line and flows into the Range Rover floating roof design, which can be specified in either body colour or optional Narvik Black contrast finishes. Fixed and sliding panoramic roof options highlight Velar's exceptional interior space by allowing natural light to flood in.

The pure, simple yet strong form of the bodysides is testament to Range Rover's long history of lightweight aluminium construction. The clean, unadorned surfaces are punctuated by a strong shoulder line just below the glasshouse, while a thin, sweeping black graphic flows elegantly around the body's lower reaches.

Fender vents which begin in line with the front axle flow backwards to the front doors, emphasising Velar's dynamic character.

The relentless focus on clean, pure lines made it essential to achieve extremely tight panel gaps, a challenge that the Design and Engineering teams have achieved with absolute precision.

Flush deployable door handles - a Range Rover-first - emphasise how Velar's striking design is enabled by technology. The handles, which feature subtle LED illumination, quickly deploy when the doors are unlocked via the key fob, or by pressing a discreet button set into the handle, and hinge gracefully forwards when pulled to open the doors.

They retract seamlessly into the doors when the car is locked, or at speeds above 5mph (8km/h), improving aerodynamic efficiency for improved fuel efficiency, and drawing further attention to the strikingly clean, uninterrupted form of the bodysides.

Every Velar features LED headlights as standard. As well as superior illumination and energy efficiency compared to Bi-Xenon lights, LED technology has also enabled the Designers to create the most slender headlight clusters ever fitted to a production Land Rover. They wrap dramatically around the front of the vehicle; a full-length black graphic within emphasises their narrow width. Distinctive daytime-running lights enhance the assertive road presence that all Range Rover vehicles command.

Four different LED headlight designs are available, culminating in segment-first Matrix-Laser LED Headlights. The lasers provide even better visibility at night, extending the range of full beam to 550 metres. The Adaptive Front Lighting system matches the light beam to the steering wheel angle, while the matrix technology selectively dims individual LEDs to maintain optimum light distribution and ensure that full beam can be used without dazzling oncoming traffic.

The Matrix-Laser LED headlights are also distinguished by the signature daytime running lights and Animated Direction Indicators which sweep across the lights in the intended direction of travel, improving safety.

Slimline LED fog lights further enhance Velar's technology-enabled design and are seamlessly integrated into the lower black feature line that wraps round the vehicle.

The LED taillights echo the sophistication of the headlights with an eye-catching 3D appearance. They are complemented by a full-length high-level stop-lamp: hidden-until-lit and with a clear lens, it uses light-guide technology with integrated micro-optics to create smooth, homogeneous light. The LED rear fog lights blend into the sweeping black contrast graphic as it reaches the rear of the vehicle, and are visible from the side.

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Tailoring the perfect look

A choice of exterior design treatments enhance customer choice and makes Velar even more distinctive. R-Dynamic models receive a unique, deeper front bumper with enlarged apertures to increase cooling and create greater visual presence.

Burnished Copper-coloured detailing extends to the front bumper blades and fender vents, while the front grille and all Range Rover lettering is finished in Shadow Atlas Silver. The black contrast roof option lowers the visual centre of gravity and complements the Dark Grey Satin wheels.

Black and Premium exterior packs provide additional visual differentiation. The Black Pack is offered on both standard and R-Dynamic derivatives, introducing distinctive Narvik Black to the grille mesh and surround, bonnet and tailgate lettering, fender vents, tow-eye cover surround and lower bumper blade. For R-Dynamic derivatives, the bonnet vent blades, bumper aperture inserts and exhaust finishers are also finished in Narvik Black.

The Premium pack is reserved exclusively for standard Velar derivatives, and includes lower exterior trim elements finished in high-gloss Narvik Black to enhance Velar's elegant detailing. The addition of fog lamps, a tow-eye cover in Narvik Black, tow-eye cover surround in Indus Silver and lower bumper blades in Atlas Silver complete the transformation.

A range of 13 exterior colours is available: Fuji White, Narvik Black, Yulong White, Indus Silver, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Kaikoura Stone, Byron Blue, Firenze Red, Aruba, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey.

For the ultimate premium appearance, a new Flux Silver satin paint finish is available exclusively for the First Edition model for the first model year from Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division, and applied at the Oxford Road Technical Centre. The advanced paint features a vacuum-metallised pigment to enhance the effect of both light and shade over Velar's elegant, svelte form.

Eight distinctive wheel designs ranging from 18- to 22-inches with a choice of four finishes are available. Standard models are supplied with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while S upgrades to a 19-inch, SE to 20-inch and HSE 21-inch. All customers can specify to 22-inch* alloy wheels, which form part of the First Edition's comprehensive standard equipment.
 

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1.2 The interior: a calm sanctuary

Mirroring the taut, uncluttered, and perfectly-executed exterior design, Velar's precision-crafted interior embraces the latest technology to enhance Range Rover's trademark architecture with a renewed focus on luxury materials, exquisite detailing, and exceptional refinement.

Positioned in the Sports-Command driving position, Velar's front seats balance performance-oriented design and support with opulent comfort, and offer up to 20-way adjustment and heating, cooling and massage functions. Meticulously weight-optimised and designed to liberate additional interior space, the seats have also been carefully sculpted for ease of entry and egress to and from the cabin.

The 40:20:40 rear seats offer exceptional comfort too, and are available with heating and electric recline options. The optional four-zone climate control and cabin air ionisation system make Velar's interior an even more comfortable place to be for all occupants.

The instrument panel's strong, horizontal beam is the defining element of Velar's interior architecture. It rakes back dramatically towards the windscreen to create the fastest angle of any Land Rover and underline Velar's dynamic driving characteristics. The slender air vents reinforce Velar's reductive, technology-enabled design.

Showcased in the centre are the two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens of the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. The thin capacitive polycarbonate precisely follows the subtle curvature of the instrument panel for seamless, perfectly flush surface integration. Integrating the Terrain Response and Terrain Response 2 controls into Touch Pro Duo eliminates the traditional dial and hard buttons, creating extra space in the centre console and further emphasising the visually-reductive approach that drives every aspect of Velar's design.

The infotainment system features two multi-function rotary controllers and are distinguished by their tactile, rubberised outer surface, Satin Chrome bezels and seamlessly-integrated digital display screens. The rotary transmission controller rises silently from the centre console on start-up.

In front of the driver are twin-analogue dials with a 5-inch TFT display between them, or, as standard from SE specification and above, a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display. This high-definition virtual instrument cluster delivers a rich, high-technology experience and allows the driver to prioritise key information: a two-dial layout with an information panel in the centre, a one-dial layout flanked by dual information displays, or a full-map view when navigation features.

Key information such as speed, turn-by-turn navigation instructions and active safety system warnings can also be displayed to the driver using the latest-generation full-colour head-up display. The virtual images projected onto the windscreen appear to hover some two metres in front of the driver, allowing the driver to quickly and easily process the information while remaining focused on the road ahead.

The steering wheel features capacitive switches which benefit from situation-based options and even allow the driver to programme specific functions.

Authentic materials, innovative details

Authentic materials of the finest quality and contemporary finishes underline Velar's luxury status. The cockpit's distinctive horizontal architecture is celebrated with a new embossed Cut Diamond signature design, which flows from the instrument panel through to the door casings to emphasise the width of the spacious cabin.

The new design is subtly echoed throughout the interior: the Windsor Leather and Premium Textile seats feature a perforated interpretation, and the Cut Diamond motif forms an integral part of the stainless steel speaker frets' structure on the Meridian 17- and 23-speaker audio systems.

Unique to the luxury SUV segment, the innovative Premium Textile seat material is offered as an alternative to leather upholstery as part of the Interior Premium Textile Pack. Developed with Kvadrat, Europe's leading manufacturer of high-quality design textiles, this sustainable material comes in Dapple Grey and features wool-blend textile contrasted with a Suedecloth insert available in Light Oyster or Ebony.

The Suedecloth fibres are created from recycled plastic bottles and crafted into a textured non-woven material that's soft to the touch. An advanced coating system ensures the Premium Textile interior passes Land Rover's most rigorous tests for durability, and can be easily cleaned.

Standard models feature Suedecloth and Luxtec upholstery with distinctive twin-needle stitching. S and SE models upgrade to high-quality, perforated grained leather. The top HSE specification is equipped with luxuriously soft perforated Windsor leather, which extends to the instrument panel and door casings.

Perfectly-crafted trim finishers celebrate the natural look and texture of authentic materials. Choices include Satin Blonde Linear veneer, which is pale-stained and has a satin feel open-pore finish to give a very modern, airy character, and the prestigious Argento Pin-stripe, which is distinguished by its high-gloss finish and silver streaks to emphasise the wood grain. Another highlight is Carbon Fibre Copper weave trim, created by weaving carbon fibre and copper filaments together under a high gloss finish to signify sporting luxury.

Ambient LED lighting casts a soft glow over the interior, subtly highlighting the strong architectural lines and authentic materials for a calming atmosphere. Optional configurable ambient lighting technology offers a choice of 10 different colour options.

Versatility

While refinement is the priority for any Range Rover interior, versatility remains a key strength. The inherent package-efficiency engineered into Velar's Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, together with the 2,874mm wheelbase delivers exceptional interior space for all occupants.

The split, sliding front centre armrest allows row-one occupants to individually adjust each half, and concealed underneath is a cubby with a cupholder and 4-litres of storage space. Another cupholder is located under a flush-fitting cover next to the rotary transmission controller. The glovebox, available with optional cooling, provides 7.5-litres of storage.

Row-one occupants have access to two USB ports and there are three 12V power sockets throughout the vehicle for charging mobile devices. A further 12V socket can be specified in the front of the cabin, along with an additional two USB ports for row-two.

Deep, wide stowage compartments in the lower door casings have been designed to accommodate 750ml drinks bottles with ease. The centre console provides additional storage behind the lower touchscreen - ideal for concealing smartphones and keys from view.

The luggage compartment not only delivers an impressive 632-litres of space, but is a match for some vehicles in the segment above. The 40:20:40 row-two seat features a ski-flap to enables long items to be through-loaded, and with the rear seats folded flat, Velar provides up to 1,731-litres of room from a load space measuring 1,795mm long by 1,247mm wide. Remote release levers are located in the luggage compartment to make lowering the rear seats even more convenient.

The gesture-controlled power tailgate option makes loading bulky or heavy objects into the luggage compartment easier and more convenient: rather than reach for the keyfob or pressing the release button on the tailgate, customers have only to make a kicking gesture under the rear bumper: sensors detect this movement and trigger the tailgate to open.

Another innovative technology designed to make life easier is Land Rover's Activity Key option - a waterproof, shockproof wristband with integrated transponder - which allows customers to enjoy sports and outdoor pursuits such as running, cycling or kayaking without having to carry the standard key fob.

Holding the Activity Key up to the Land Rover badge on the tailgate simultaneously locks the vehicle and disables any keyfobs left inside, so they can be left securely behind while you enjoy your active lifestyle. Activity Key has no battery, so you never have to worry about changing it.
 
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