The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is the newest in the Range Rover line, having debuted last year. Positioned between the Range Rover Sport and the diminutive Evoque, the Velar offers a load of advanced technology, luxurious interiors, available off-road technology, and, most importantly, a more attainable price tag.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Range Rover Velar has added adaptive cruise control with steering assistance to the driver assistance suite. Additionally, trims, options and packages have been shuffled around. The SE trim is now only available as a part of the R-Dynamic Package.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover Velar
The Range Rover Velar is offered with three choices of engine. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 247 horsepower, while a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbodiesel that produces 180 hp and a healthy 317 pound-feet of torque is also available for an extra $6,300. For those who need the extra power, the Velar is offered with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 380 hp; it's a healthy increase for a healthy sum, as it'll cost you an additional $13,700 to equip it.
While few Velar owners will ever venture off the paved path, it's still equipped with some hefty off-road gear. All Velar models come with four-wheel drive, and Range Rover offers most of the gear that's available on their other models like the Terrain Response 2 system which optimizes the vehicle's systems depending on the terrain. There's also the neat All Terrain Progress Control, which essentially acts as an off-road cruise control.
We'd recommend getting an S with the engine of your choice, and finding the options you want the most. However, if you're looking to add driver assistance features to the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, try to get the Park Package and the Drive Package separately instead of the Driver Assist Package. You'll only be missing the surround-view camera, but you'll save $1,300.