You could be forgiven for being just a little confused about the line-up of SUVs available from Land Rover, and wondering quite where the Velar slots into their product range. So to clarify; it’s above the Evoque, below the Range Rover Sport and thus, below the Range Rover, off to one side of the Discovery and probably above but certainly to one side of the Jaguar F-Pace, which of course isn’t a Land Rover but shares some running gear and... oh never mind.
What we can tell you without fear of contradiction is that it sits firmly at the top of our list when it comes to Premium Crossovers, and for a great many reasons. Its styling is certainly eye catching and exudes a degree of elegance found in precious few cars in the sector. The interior is every bit as modern, every bit as pleasing, with extensive use of high resolution, fast acting screens for instrumentation, infotainment and for other driver controls.
If the 1,300 Watt Meridian Signature sound system and adjustable ambient lighting don’t soothe your mood, the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 kicks out 375bhp and 450Nm of torque in the First Edition R-Dynamic trim, giving you more than enough horses to go play where the wild horses roam. The Velar will get you there too; with an impressive 650mm wading depth, Electronic Air Suspension and Terrain Response control, this agile crossover doesn’t baulk at the sight of a few rocks, a sandy beach or an Icelandic river crossing. The Range Rover Velar; positively reveling both on, and off road.