20 July 2017

Range Rover Velar goes on sale

The fourth model in the Range Rover lineup has gone on sale in Ireland at a starting price of €62,240, writes Brian Byrne.

The Velar is available with 2.0 and 3.0 diesels and 2.0 and 3.0 diesels, with power outputs between 180hp-380hp, all with automatic transmission.

There are four grades, and all are 4WD with JLR's Terrain Response system.

It is the first Land Rover to use the Lightweight Aluminium Architecture that underpins the Jaguar XE and the F-Pace. It has the same wheelbase as the F-Pace and is built on the same assembly line in Solihull.

The Velar gives Range Rover its first mid-sized SUV and will target the Porsche Macan and BMW X4.