2018 Range Rover Velar review: Rounding out the lineup
There was a hole in the Land Rover-Range Rover lineup, and it was exactly the size of … the Jaguar F-Pace! What are the chances of that?? So Coventry, world headquarters of all that is Jaguar, as well as part of the giant conglomeration that is Jag-you-are Land Rover, sent over an F-Pace, which was stripped down to its bare essentials and built back up in the image of a Range Rover.
The result is what you see here: It’s called the Velar, and not only does it fit sizewise in between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, it is priced almost exactly in between those two SUVs, from $50,895 to $90,295, thus filling out the company lineup quite nicely.
We here in the U.S. will get a selection of three powertrains when Velars go on sale in September 2017, two turbocharged fours and a supercharged V6. The D180 diesel four makes 180 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, while the P250 gasoline four makes 247 hp but only 269 lb-ft. Finally, the P380 supercharged V6 makes 380 hp and 332 lb-ft. All are mated to ZF eight-speed automatics, come with all-wheel drive standard and all have towing capacities over 5,000 pounds. Read more...