|Range Rover Velar (L560)|
Range Rover Velar First Edition
|Manufacturer||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Assembly||United Kingdom: Solihull plant, Solihull|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Wheelbase||2,874 mm (113.1 in)|
|Length||4,803 mm (189.1 in)|
|Width||2,032 mm (80.0 in)|
|Height||1,665 mm (65.6 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,804–1,959 kg (3,977–4,319 lb)|
The Range Rover Velar (//) is a British compact luxury crossover SUV produced by automotive company Jaguar Land Rover under their Land Rover marque. The fourth model in the Range Rover line, the Velar was unveiled on 1 March 2017 in London, England. The Velar was released in the summer of 2017. The name Velar had previously been used for a series of pre-production first-generation Range Rovers in 1969.
The Range Rover Velar ushers in a new design language for Land Rover that is influenced by Land Rover's previous design language that began with the Evoque and most recently was used in the Range Rover Sport. The new design language features smoother lines on the body, and emphasises sportiness and on-road ability, but more important is the new interior design language that begins with the Velar, which will later spread to other Range Rover models. The interior of the Velar is influenced by that of the I-Pace of 2018 and will features 3 touchscreens, which control most of the interior features of the Velar. The cockpit of the Velar is more driver-focused and the seating position is lower than any other Land Rover before, as sportiness and on-road performance are top priorities.
The Range Rover Velar was first officially revealed in a series of teaser photos of 22 February 2017, and unveiled at an event at the London Design Museum on 1 March 2017. The official launch was at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March 2017, with it being made available for order shortly after and the first deliveries making it to dealers in the summer of 2017.
Built on the Jaguar Land Rover iQ[AI] (D7a) platform, the Range Rover Velar shares a number of components with the Jaguar F-Pace, XF, and XE models, notably its aluminium platform and 2,874 mm (113.1 in) wheelbase. The Velar is built at the same factory in Solihull. However, the Range Rover is 72 mm (2.8 in) longer than the F-Pace.
Like its platform-mates, the Range Rover Velar uses Jaguar Land Rover's Ingenium line of four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines in addition to JLR's six-cylinder engines. All 4-cylinder engines are paired with the ZF (8HP45) 8-speed automatic transmission, while all 6-cylinder engines mate with the ZF (8HP70) 8-speed automatic transmission.
|Engine||Years||Engine displacement||Power at rpm||Torque at rpm||Transmission|
|2.0L Turbo-diesel I4 (D180)||2017–||1,999 cc (122 cu in)||180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) at 4,000||430 N⋅m (317 lb⋅ft) at 1,500||8-speed automatic|
|2.0L Twin-Turbo diesel I4 (D240)||2017–||1,999 cc (122 cu in)||240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) at 4,000||500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,500||8-speed automatic|
|'3.0L Twin-Turbo diesel V6 (D275)||2018–||2,993 cc (183 cu in)||275 PS (202 kW; 271 hp) at 4,000||625 N⋅m (461 lb⋅ft) at 1,500–1,750||8-speed automatic|
|3.0L Twin-Turbo diesel V6 (D300)||2017–||2,993 cc (183 cu in)||300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 4,000||700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,500–1,750||8-speed automatic|
|2.0L Turbocharged I4 (P250)||2017–||1,997 cc (122 cu in)||250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 5,500||365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft) at 1,200–4,500||8-speed automatic|
|2.0L Twin-Turbocharged I4 (P300)||2017–||1,997 cc (122 cu in)||300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 5,500||400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1.500-4.500||8-speed automatic|
|3.0L Supercharged V6 (P340)||2019–||2,995 cc (183 cu in)||340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) at 6,500||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 3,500–5,000||8-speed automatic|
|3.0L Supercharged V6 (P380)||2017–||2,995 cc (183 cu in)||380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) at 6,500||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 3,500–5,000||8-speed automatic|
|5.0L Supercharged V8 (SVAutobiography Dynamic)||2019–||4,999 cc (305 cu in)||550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) at 6,500||680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) at 3,500||8-speed automatic|
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