The S trim level starts at $55,395 and comes standard with the four-cylinder gas engine, although the diesel and V6 are also available for a premium. New standard features at this trim include grained leather seats, an upgraded Meridian sound system, navigation, and an adaptive speed limiter that'll keep you from speeding based on the speed limit signs the system sees on the side of the road.
The S trim starts to give you the opportunity to spend some serious coin on options and packages. No less than eleven premium seat trim options are available starting at $3,680 and topping out at $7,025.
The Climate and On/Off-Road Packages return, while new packages include three different driving assistance packages: the Park Package ($800), the Drive Package ($1,700), and the Driver Assist Pack ($3,800). The Park Package includes park assist, a 360-degree parking aid, and a rear cross-traffic alert, while the Drive Package includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and high speed automatic emergency braking. The Driver Assist Package lumps the other two packages together and adds a surround-view camera.
The $505 Convenience Package is also available, which most notably adds the Activity Key. The Activity Key is a watch-like remote key that's completely waterproof, allowing you to go swimming or hiking without having to take your keys with you. It's a great feature. Finally, the Tow Package adds the surround-view camera, advanced tow assist, and a tow hitch receiver to the Velar.