2018 Range Rover Velar
The 2018 Range Rover Velar is a new choice for discerning SUV buyers. But while this midsize utility may be new, the name dates back to a 1969 prototype that would become the first Range Rover.
Smaller than the Range Rover Sport, but bigger than the Evoque, the Velar has the same underpinnings as the Jaguar F-Pace. But Land Rover has done a masterful job making it totally different. Inside, the immediate impression is ultra-modern luxury. As with other premium brands, air adjustments happen at a gradual pace for a feeling of refinement. Engine noise is muted, the seats are amazingly comfortable, and the ride incredibly controlled and stable. It seems as light and spirited as the smaller Evoque, in a size a family can fit into.
Ample power comes from 3 choices: the base 2-liter turbo-4 with 247 hp, a 180 hp turbo diesel, and a 380 horsepower supercharged V6. They all work with an 8-speed transmission with all-wheel drive… to create a luxuriously sporty ride… that definitely favors the finer things in life. The 2018 Range Rover Velar is on sale now starting at near $50,000.
Engine: 2 liter
Horsepower: 247 / 180 / 380
Price: Starting at near $50,000