Saturday, March 04, 2017

Range Rover Velar - The new compact luxury SUV from Range Rover


The global launch of the new Range Rover Velar (The Fourth member of the Range Rover Family) happened a couple of days ago at the design museum at London. The name Velar is actually an English word derived from Latin. It basically means Veil or something to do about how the tongue is used to pronounce the letter 'G' and 'K'. Quite a change from the first three models - The flagship is just called Range Rover, the second in line is called the Range Rover Sport and the smallest Range Rover of them all is called the Range Rover Evoque. The Range Rover Velar slots in between the Sport and the Evoque, rounding off a complete range of luxury SUV by the Range Rover brand of vehicles.

Created from a clean sheet using Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, it is safer, stronger and cleaner and improves driving performance. Like other Range Rovers, the Velar is said to have the usual Range Rover off-road capabilities although many Velar will never see a dirt road in the hands of its owners. 

Check out the suspension specs - The Velar features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, four-corner air suspension, class-leading ground clearance of 251mm (213mm with coil springs), class-leading wading depth of 650mm (600mm with coil springs) and Land Rover’s unmatched suite of traction technologies including Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control. Off roading is possible in this compact SUV.

Five engines are offered at launch, ranging from the clean, responsive 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, to the potent 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. A 300PS Ingenium petrol engine will join the Velar range later in 2017.

It definitely fills in a slot between the Sport and the Evoque. The thing with the Sport is that it is still a huge vehicle. Much closer in size to the full Monty Range Rover. Park one beside the Range Rover and it does not lose much in terms of presence. 

Park a Sport beside an Evoque and see the Evoque look like a small little SUV. The Velar balances out the Range Rover range of vehicles (pun intended). It looks like a proper SUV instead of having a low slung roofline of the Evoque. It would appeal to those that believe the Evoque to be too feminine or having not enough headroom to own. Or the fact that Mrs Beckham had a hand in the Evoque. Who knows, but now, that gap is filled.

The Velar should take a while before it reaches Malaysian shores. I'd expect it at the end of the year at the earliest. This is my prediction.














PRESS RELEASE

WORLD PREMIERE: NEW RANGE ROVER VELAR REVEALED AT THE
DESIGN MUSEUM WITH BUILT-IN DIGITAL BUTLER

 The Design Museum, London, hosts the world premiere of the new Range
Rover Velar as it reveals and exhibits a vehicle for the first time

 Range Rover Velar: designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK

 Velar is the new addition to the Range Rover family, filling the space between
the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport

 Consumer-focused technology turns the car into a digital butler to enhance
customers’ lives

 Velar now on public display in the Design Museum until 5 March, signalling
the start of an ongoing Jaguar Land Rover partnership

London, UK, 1 March 2017 – Taking its place alongside the design greats of

all time, the Design Museum welcomed a new exhibit this evening: the Range

Rover Velar.

Velar launches with a suite of consumer technologies, working together to

create an in-built technology butler. At its heart is an all-new, cutting-edge

infotainment system called Touch Pro Duo.

Dubbed Blade by development engineers because of its slender profile and

clean surfaces, the innovation makes the in-car technology experience

clearer, quicker and more enjoyable, enhancing every journey.

The fourth member of the Range Rover family was unveiled in spectacular

style at the Design Museum, London, to a capacity audience who also

enjoyed a Velar photographic exhibition by world renowned photographer

Gary Bryan. The images are now being showcased on the brand’s Instagram

channel: @landrover

Velar is the first vehicle to be launched and displayed at the new Design

Museum, which opened to the public in November 2016 after moving from its

original Shad Thames location. The new model was simultaneously shown for

one night only in a pop-up display in Kensington High Street, West London,

alongside the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.

Velar is now on public display in the Design Museum, London, in a unique

installation, open until 5 March 2017. The exhibit is called ‘Reductionism’,

showcasing the philosophy of stripping away complexity to reveal true quality.

The last time Land Rover displayed a vehicle in this way was in the early

1970s when the original Range Rover was shown at the world-famous Louvre

Museum in Paris, as an example of “exemplary industrial design”.

Jaguar Land Rover also announced a partnership with the Design Museum,

which will bring a series of collaborations, exhibitions and events to the

museum over the next three years.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern said: “We are delighted to

be able to begin our partnership with the Design Museum with such a

significant vehicle. The new Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of

modernity to our brand while reinforcing our total commitment to design and

engineering excellence.”

The new Velar fills the space in the Range Rover family between the Range

Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

Refined for every occasion, for every terrain, Velar uses unique sustainable

materials and advanced engineering to continue Land Rover’s drive to go

Above and Beyond.


Created from a clean sheet using Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium

Architecture, it is safer, stronger and cleaner and improves driving

performance.

Velar continues Range Rover’s history of innovation, incorporating advanced

technologies, compelling design and absolute attention to detail.

Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car and Future

Technology said: “Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens are your window

into the world. The connected infotainment system learns from you and

anticipates your needs, serving you what you want, when you want it – but

never intrudes letting you enjoy the drive, while it takes the stress out of daily

life, like any good butler or digital personal assistant should.”

Advanced consumer technology is reflected in the use of trend setting

materials. Unique in the segment, the Velar offers a sustainable, premium

textile seat material as an alternative to leather. The Dapple Grey material

was developed together with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading manufacturer of high-

quality design textiles, and is complemented with Suedecloth inserts.

Pivotal to the contemporary, design of Velar are the full Matrix-Laser LED

headlights, the most slender ever to appear on a production Land Rover, the

flush deployable door handles, and the Burnished Copper coloured detailing

on the front bumper blades and fender vents.

Velar has a sophisticated four-corner suspension system, delivering peerless

refinement with unrivalled comfort and control.

Five engines are offered at launch, ranging from the clean, responsive 180PS

2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, to the potent 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol

engine. A 300PS Ingenium petrol engine will join the Velar range later in

2017.

Production of all Range Rover models supports more than 15,000 British jobs

and a further 60,000 in the supply chain. Production of all Jaguar Land Rover

models at the four UK manufacturing plants directly supports more than

40,000 British jobs and a further 250,000 in the supply chain.

ENDS

INTRODUCING RANGE ROVER VELAR

The fourth member of the Range Rover family has arrived

 A new addition to the Range Rover family, filling the white space between the Range

Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport

 A mid-size luxury SUV that delivers new levels of refinement, elegance and technology

The luxury SUV was created in 1970 when Land Rover launched the original Range Rover.

Almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the fourth

member of the Range Rover family.

Elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and pioneering consumer technology are the

hallmarks of the new Range Rover Velar.


Five elements define Range Rover Velar’s absolute desirability:

 Driven by reduction: Stripping away complexity to reveal true quality

 Designed and engineered with an unwavering belief in ‘reductionism’

 Luxurious, spacious interior is a calm sanctuary, combining elegant simplicity

with premium materials and beautiful details such as hidden-until- lit controls

 The fourth Range Rover: The next revolution in SUV design, with precision in

every detail

 Fills the ‘white space’ between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport

 Born from reductionism, Range Rover Velar articulates technology-enabled

design to provide the next logical step in broadening the Range Rover portfolio

 A bloodline like no other: Respecting Range Rover’s unrivalled heritage

 Almost fifty years of Range Rover pedigree provides the confidence to aim

higher, go further and allow customers to make more of their world

 Royalty of the SUV world, Range Rover heritage began with the original Velar

prototypes of 1969

 Establishing the trends of tomorrow: A new Range Rover statement of innovation

 Continuing Range Rover’s history of innovation, Velar incorporates advanced

technologies, compelling design and absolute attention to detail

 State-of- the-art Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, super-slim Matrix-Laser

LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and Burnished Copper-coloured

detailing embody the trends of tomorrow

 Refined for every occasion: Exceeding expectations with Land Rover’s legendary

capability on all terrains

 All the refinement customers expect together with Land Rover’s unrivalled

capability on every terrain around the world

 Exceptional on-road performance and agility combined with outstanding ride

quality and composure

At-a- glance

 Compelling, stand-out design features, perfectly optimised proportions, powerful, taut

surfaces and a stunning silhouette

 Design purity emphasised by super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights and flush deployable

door handles

 Debut of the state-of- the-art Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, featuring two high-

definition 10-inch touchscreens for unrivalled functionality and intuitive operation

 Light, stiff, aluminium-intensive body structure enhances performance, agility and efficiency

 The 2,874mm wheelbase and intelligently-designed interior delivers an impressive 673-litre

luggage compartment and exceptional space for all occupants

 Air suspension as standard on six-cylinder models for peerless refinement; Adaptive

Dynamics damping technology standard on all models for unrivalled comfort and control

 All-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and active locking rear differential ensure

world-class all-terrain capability and maximum driver engagement on-road

 Pioneering traction technologies including Terrain Response 2, All Terrain Progress Control,

Low Traction Launch, Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control

 Towing capacity of up to 2,500kg complemented by the Advanced Tow Assist function – the

driver reverses the vehicle with trailer attached using the Touch Pro Duo rotary controller,

and with no need to counter-steer

 Six powertrains ranging from the clean, responsive 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel with CO 2

emissions from only 142g/km, to the potent 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine

 Full suite of advanced safety systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with

pedestrian detection, Reverse Traffic Detection and Driver Condition Monitoring

Whitley, UK, 01 March 2017 – The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour,

modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family. Designed to fill the white space between

the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement

and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment. This is a new type of

Range Rover for a new type of customer.

Created from a clean sheet using Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the

Velar represents the next chapter of the Range Rover success story. Velar is defined by a

visually reductive approach and meticulous attention to precision in every detail, which evolves

Range Rover DNA and previews the next generation of Range Rover vehicles.

Velar’s design is beautifully balanced, from its powerful proportions to its continuous waist line

through to the taut tapered lines of the rear. The generous wheelbase contributes significantly to

its elegance while helping to provide a spacious interior.

“Velar is now the compelling, stand-out design in the class, showcasing perfectly optimised

volume, powerful, taut surfaces and a stunning silhouette.”

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

The large alloy wheels – in particular the range of 22-inch designs – optimise the vehicle’s

stunning silhouette, while further enhancing Velar’s dramatic presence.

Advanced technology is pivotal to the contemporary design: the full-LED headlights are the

most slender ever to appear on a production Land Rover vehicle. The flush deployable door

handles emphasise Velar’s reductive, sculptured form, and contribute to the low drag coefficient

of only 0.32 – this is the most aerodynamically-efficient Land Rover ever produced.

Look inside Velar’s interior and you will see elegant simplicity, sophistication and refinement.

An unwavering belief in reductionism has been fully employed, with switches being kept to an

absolute minimum to help create a calm sanctuary.

Design enabling technology has been engaged fully to create the new Touch Pro Duo

infotainment system which is the centrepiece of Velar’s interior. Touch Pro Duo features two 10-

inch high-definition touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind secret-until- lit surfaces. These

slim, intuitive displays work in harmony with the cabin architecture while adding an overall sense

of modernity congruent with the vehicle’s exterior design. All of this is equalled by the Velar’s

practicality: luggage compartment volume is an impressive 673-litres.

Unique in the segment, the Velar offers a sustainable, premium textile seat material as an

alternative to leather. The Dapple Grey material was developed together with Kvadrat, Europe’s

leading manufacturer of high-quality design textiles, and is complemented with Suedecloth

inserts in Ebony or Light Oyster.

The light, stiff, aluminium-intensive body, together with double-wishbone front- and Integral Link

rear suspension provides the perfect basis for agile handling, superior ride comfort and

outstanding refinement. It also delivers exceptional levels of crash protection, and the Velar has

been developed to meet the most demanding crash test regulations worldwide.

Combined with a comprehensive restraints system that includes six airbags, and a suite of

advanced driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian

detection, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and an Adaptive Speed Limiter, the Velar

integrates the latest safety technology.

The Velar features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, four-corner air suspension, class-

leading ground clearance of 251mm (213mm with coil springs), class-leading wading depth of

650mm (600mm with coil springs) and Land Rover’s unmatched suite of traction technologies

including Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control. The Velar – like all Range

Rovers – offers world-class all-terrain capability.


Exceptional performance and efficiency comes from the range of six petrol and diesel powertrains, all matched to smooth-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions and all- wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics.

Clean, refined four-cylinder Ingenium diesels are offered in 180PS and 240PS variants, noted

for their low 142g/km CO 2 emissions and high 500Nm torque output respectively. These engines

are joined by the new, highly-advanced four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine which delivers

250PS and enables acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 6.7 seconds (0-60mph in 6.4 seconds).

An even more powerful, 300PS version of this engine will join the Velar range later in the year.

The V6 diesel combines an extraordinary 700Nm of torque for effortless acceleration and off-

road capability with CO 2 emissions of only 167g/km. The 380PS supercharged V6 petrol engine

combines exhilarating performance with a unique soundtrack and enables the Velar to reach

100km/h in only 5.7 seconds (0-60mph in 5.3 seconds) before reaching an electronically-limited

top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

The Velar and Velar R-Dynamic core range comprises Standard, S, SE and HSE specifications.

Customers can also specify Black and Luxury Exterior Packs for an even more distinguished

appearance.

Of all Velar models, the most exclusive of all will be the First Edition, which will be available

worldwide for one model year only. Even more luxurious than the HSE specification, this model

is powered solely by the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines and features a wealth of extra

features as standard, including full extended leather interior trim to complement the perforated

Windsor leather seats in Light Oyster or Ebony, 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System,

Matrix-Laser LED headlights and 22-inch split-spoke wheels with diamond-turned finish.

Exterior paint colours for the First Edition are Corris Grey, Silicon Silver, and Flux Silver – a

unique satin finish exclusive to the First Edition for the first model year only – which will be

meticulously hand-sprayed at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ Oxford Road

Technical Centre in the UK.

Designed and engineered at Jaguar Land Rover’s development centres in the UK, Velar will be

produced at the company’s Solihull production facility, UK. It goes on sale from Summer 2017 in

the UK and Europe and will be sold in over 100 markets worldwide.


RANGE ROVER VELAR
PRESS PACK CONTENTS

1. PREMIUM DESIGN

1.1 Perfect proportions, precision execution

1.2 The interior: a calm sanctuary

2. STATE-OF- THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

2.1 World debut: Touch Pro Duo infotainment system

2.2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

3. WORLD-CLASS ENGINEERING

3.1 Outstanding capability on- and off-road

3.2 Refined and efficient powertrains

3.3 Lightweight Aluminium Architecture

1. PREMIUM DESIGN

The Velar brings a new dimension of glamour and elegance to the Range Rover family.

Designed to fill the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, this

is a new type of Range Rover for a new type of customer.

1.1 Perfect proportions, precision execution

Velar is both instantly recognisable as a Range Rover and radical in its interpretation of the

brand’s DNA. The mid-size luxury SUV is defined by formal, powerful volumes that are

beautifully balanced by perfectly optimised volume and proportions. The large wheels – up to

22-inches in diameter – help to define the stunning silhouette while further enhancing the

Velar’s dramatic presence.

The floating roof and clamshell bonnet provide clear references to its lineage and visually

reinforce the class-leading all-terrain capability for which all Range Rovers are renowned. The

2,874mm wheelbase (Evoque: 2,660mm; Range Rover Sport: 2,923mm) enhances Velar’s

visual length, and contributes to the exceptionally spacious cabin and luggage compartment –

which is an impressive 673-litres. The continuous, rising waistline and tapering glasshouse

balance formal elegance with a poised, sporting attitude.

The short front overhang and super-slim full-LED headlights further minimise visual weight. The

longer rear overhang provides balance and highlights the Velar’s imposing length, and features

a pronounced kick to add to the muscular stance. Twin chrome exhaust finishers are integrated

perfectly into the rear bumper and provide a subtle reference to the Velar’s power and

performance.

Beautiful details, advanced technology

An upright, bold front graphic and long bonnet set the tone for Velar’s exterior design language.

The form of the dominant, proud grille is further emphasised by slender full-LED headlights

which deliver an emphatic slim-line visual signature. The front bumper’s pronounced air inlets

and subtle skid plate hint at both the Velar’s performance and its class-leading all-terrain

capability.

The fast windscreen angle intersects powerfully with the front axle line and flows into the Range

Rover floating roof design, which can be specified in either body colour or Narvik Black contrast

finishes. Fixed and sliding panoramic roof options highlight the Velar’s exceptional interior space

by allowing natural light to flood in.

The pure, simple yet strong form of the bodysides is testament to Range Rover’s long history of

lightweight aluminium construction. The clean, unadorned surfaces are punctuated by a strong

shoulder line just below the glasshouse, while a thin, sweeping black graphic flows elegantly

around the body’s lower reaches.

Fender vents which begin in line with the front axle flow backwards to the front doors,

emphasising Velar’s dynamic character.

The relentless focus on clean, pure lines made it essential to achieve extremely tight panel

gaps, a challenge that the Design and Engineering teams have achieved with absolute

precision.

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Flush deployable door handles – a Range Rover first – emphasise how the Velar’s striking

design is enabled by technology. The handles, which feature subtle LED illumination, quickly

deploy when the doors are unlocked via the key fob, or by pressing a discreet button set into the

handle, and hinge gracefully forwards when pulled to open the doors.

They retract seamlessly into the doors when the car is locked, or at speeds above 8km/h

(5mph), improving aerodynamic efficiency for improved fuel efficiency, and drawing further

attention to the strikingly clean, uninterrupted form of the bodysides.

Every Velar features LED headlights as standard equipment. As well as superior illumination

and energy efficiency compared to Bi-Xenon lights, LED technology has also enabled the

designers to create the most slender headlight clusters ever fitted to a production Land Rover.

They wrap dramatically around the front of the vehicle; a full-length black graphic within

emphasises their narrow width. Distinctive daytime-running lights enhance the assertive road

presence that all Range Rover vehicles command.

Four different LED headlight designs are available, culminating in segment-first Matrix-Laser

LED headlights. The lasers provide even better visibility at night, extending the range of full

beam to 550 metres. The Adaptive Front Lighting system matches the light beam to the steering

wheel angle, while the matrix technology selectively dims individual LEDs to maintain optimum

light distribution and ensure that full beam can be used without dazzling oncoming traffic.

The Matrix-Laser LED headlights are also distinguished by the signature daytime running lights

and Animated Direction Indicators which sweep across the lights in the intended direction of

travel, helping to improve safety.

Slimline LED fog lights further enhance the Velar’s technology-enabled design and are

seamlessly integrated into the lower black feature line that wraps round the vehicle.

The LED taillights echo the sophistication of the headlights with an eye-catching 3D

appearance. They are complemented by a full-length high-level stop-lamp: hidden-until- lit and

with a clear lens, it uses light-guide technology with integrated micro-optics to create smooth,

homogeneous light. The LED rear fog lights blend into the sweeping black contrast graphic as it

reaches the rear of the vehicle, and are visible from the side.

Tailoring the perfect look

A choice of exterior design treatments enhances customer choice and makes the Velar even

more distinctive. R-Dynamic models receive a unique, deeper front bumper with enlarged

apertures to increase cooling and create greater visual presence.

Burnished Copper-coloured detailing extends to the front bumper blades and fender vents, while

the front grille and all Range Rover lettering is finished in Shadow Atlas Silver. The black

contrast roof option lowers the visual centre of gravity and complements the Dark Grey Satin

wheels.

Black and Luxury Packs provide additional visual differentiation. The Black Pack is offered on

both standard and R-Dynamic derivatives, introducing distinctive Narvik Black to the grille mesh

and surround, bonnet and tailgate lettering, fender vents, tow-eye cover surround and lower

bumper blade. For R-Dynamic derivatives, the bonnet vent blades, bumper aperture inserts and

exhaust finishers are also finished in Narvik Black.

The Luxury Pack is reserved exclusively for standard Velar derivatives, and includes lower

exterior trim elements finished in high-gloss Narvik Black to enhance Velar’s elegant detailing.

The addition of fog lamps, a tow-eye cover in Narvik Black, tow-eye cover surround in Indus

Silver and lower bumper blades in Atlas Silver complete the transformation.

A range of 13 exterior colours is available: Fuji White, Narvik Black, Yulong White, Indus Silver,

Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Kaikoura Stone, Byron Blue, Firenze Red, Aruba, Silicon Silver,

Carpathian Grey and Flux Silver for the First Edition.

For the ultimate premium appearance, a new Flux Silver satin paint finish is available

exclusively for the First Edition model for the first model year from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special

Vehicle Operations division, and applied at the Oxford Road Technical Centre. The advanced

paint features a vacuum-metallised pigment to enhance the effect of both light and shade over

the Velar’s elegant, svelte form.

Eight distinctive wheel designs ranging from 18- to 22*-inches with a choice of four finishes are

available. Standard models are supplied with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while S

upgrades to a 19-inch, SE to 20-inch and HSE to 21-inch. All customers can specify to 22-inch*

alloy wheels, which form part of the First Edition’s comprehensive standard equipment.

* market dependent

1.2 The interior: a calm sanctuary

Mirroring the taut, uncluttered, and perfectly-executed exterior design, Velar’s precision-crafted

interior embraces the latest technology to enhance Range Rover’s trademark architecture with a

renewed focus on luxury materials, exquisite detailing and exceptional refinement.

Positioned in the Sports-Command driving position, Velar’s front seats balance performance-

oriented design and support with opulent comfort, and offer up to 20-way adjustment and

heating, cooling and massage functions. Meticulously weight-optimised and designed to liberate

additional interior space, the seats have also been carefully sculpted for ease of entry and

egress to and from the cabin.

The 40:20:40 rear seats offer exceptional comfort too, and are available with heating and

electric recline options. The optional four-zone climate control and cabin air ionisation system

make the Velar’s interior an even more comfortable place to be for all occupants.

“The Velar interior is a calming sanctuary combining exceptional space with authentic materials

and finishes, precise execution and beautiful details such as hidden-until- lit controls.”

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

The instrument panel’s strong, horizontal beam is the defining element of Velar’s interior

architecture. It rakes back dramatically towards the windscreen to create the fastest angle of

any Land Rover and underlines Velar’s dynamic driving characteristics. The slender air vents

reinforce Velar’s reductive, technology-enabled design.

Showcased in the centre are the two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens of the new Touch Pro

Duo infotainment system. The thin capacitive polycarbonate precisely follows the subtle

curvature of the instrument panel for seamless, perfectly flush surface integration. Integrating

the Terrain Response and Terrain Response 2 controls into Touch Pro Duo eliminates the

traditional dial and hard buttons, creating extra space in the centre console and further

emphasising the visually-reductive approach that drives every aspect of the Velar’s design.

The infotainment system features two multi-function rotary controllers and are distinguished by

their tactile, rubberised outer surface, Satin Chrome bezels and seamlessly-integrated digital

display screens. The rotary transmission controller rises silently from the centre console on

start-up.

In front of the driver are twin-analogue dials with a 5-inch TFT display between them, or, as

standard from SE specification and above, a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display. This high-

definition virtual instrument cluster delivers a rich, high-technology experience and allows the

driver to prioritise key information: a two-dial layout with an information panel in the centre, a

one-dial layout flanked by dual information displays, or a full-map view.

Key information such as speed, turn-by- turn navigation instructions and active safety system

warnings can also be displayed to the driver using the latest-generation full-colour head-up

display. The virtual images projected onto the windscreen appear to hover some two metres in

front of the driver, allowing the driver to quickly and easily process the information while

remaining focused on the road ahead.

The steering wheel features capacitive switches which benefit from situation-based options and

even allow the driver to programme specific functions.

Authentic materials, innovative details

Authentic materials of the finest quality and contemporary finishes underline Velar’s luxury

status. The cockpit’s distinctive horizontal architecture is celebrated with a new embossed Cut

Diamond signature design, which flows from the instrument panel through to the door casings to

emphasise the width of the spacious cabin.

The new design is subtly echoed throughout the interior: the Windsor Leather and Premium

Textile seats feature a perforated interpretation, and the Cut Diamond motif forms an integral

part of the stainless steel speaker frets’ structure on the Meridian 17- and 23-speaker audio

systems.

Unique to the luxury SUV segment, the innovative Premium Textile seat material is offered as a

no-cost alternative to leather upholstery. Developed with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading

manufacturer of high-quality design textiles, this sustainable material comes in Dapple Grey and

features wool-blend textile contrasted with a Suedecloth insert available in Light Oyster or

Ebony.

The Suedecloth fibres are created from recycled plastic bottles and crafted into a textured non-

woven material that’s soft to the touch. An advanced coating system ensures the Premium

Textile interior passes Land Rover’s most rigorous tests for durability, and be easily cleaned.

Standard models feature Suedecloth and Luxtec upholstery with distinctive twin-needle

stitching. S and SE models upgrade to high-quality, perforated grained leather. The top HSE

specification is equipped with luxuriously soft perforated Windsor leather, which extends to the

instrument panel and door casings.

Perfectly-crafted trim finishers celebrate the natural look and texture of authentic materials.

Choices include Satin Blonde Linear veneer, which is pale-stained and has a satin feel open-

pore finish to give a very modern, airy character, and the prestigious Argento Pin-stripe, which is

distinguished by its high-gloss finish and silver streaks to emphasise the wood grain. Another

highlight is Carbon Fibre Copper weave trim, created by weaving carbon fibre and copper

filaments together under a high gloss finish to signify sporting luxury.

Ambient LED lighting casts a soft glow over the interior, subtly highlighting the strong

architectural lines and authentic materials for a calming atmosphere. Configurable ambient

lighting technology offers a choice of 10 different colour options.

Versatility

While refinement is the priority for any Range Rover interior, versatility remains a key strength.

The inherent package-efficiency engineered into the Velar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture,

together with the 2,874mm wheelbase delivers exceptional interior space for all occupants.

The split, sliding front centre armrest allows row-one occupants to individually adjust each half,

and concealed underneath is a cubby with a cupholder and 4-litres of storage space. Another

cupholder is located under a flush-fitting cover next to the rotary transmission controller. The

cooled glovebox provides 7.5-litres of storage.

Row-one occupants have access to two USB ports and three 12V power sockets for charging

mobile devices. A further 12V socket can be specified in the front of the cabin, along with an

additional two USB ports for row-two.

Deep, wide stowage compartments in the lower door casings have been designed to

accommodate 750ml drinks bottles with ease. The centre console provides additional storage

behind the lower touchscreen – ideal for concealing smartphones and keys from view.

The luggage compartment delivers an impressive 673-litres of space. The 40:20:40 row-two

seat features a ski-flap to enable long items to be through-loaded, and with the rear seats folded

flat, the Velar provides up to 1,731-litres of room from a load space measuring 1,795mm long by

1,247mm wide. Remote release levers are located in the luggage compartment to make

lowering the rear seats even more convenient.

The gesture-controlled power tailgate option makes loading bulky or heavy objects into the

luggage compartment easier and more convenient: rather than reach for the keyfob or pressing

the release button on the tailgate, customers have only to make a kicking gesture under the rear

bumper; sensors detect this movement and trigger the tailgate to open.

Another innovative technology designed to make life easier is Land Rover’s Activity Key – a

waterproof, shockproof wristband with integrated transponder – which allows customers to enjoy

sports and outdoor pursuits such as running, cycling or kayaking without having to carry the

standard key fob.

Holding the Activity Key up to the Land Rover badge on the tailgate simultaneously locks the

vehicle and disables any keyfobs left inside, so they can be left securely behind while you enjoy

your active lifestyle. Activity Key has no battery, so you never have to worry about changing it.

2. STATE-OF- THE ART TECHNOLOGY

Technology and innovation define the Velar, exemplified by the new, state-of- the-art Touch Pro

Duo infotainment system.

2.1 World debut: Touch Pro Duo infotainment system

The Velar debuts the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which is the most advanced

ever developed by Jaguar Land Rover and is truly state-of- the-art. Touch Pro Duo features two

high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the beautifully minimalist

cabin, and blends a futuristic, elegant feel with an intuitive, engaging interface and unrivalled

performance and functionality.

Located in the instrument panel’s horizontal beam, the upper touchscreen’s menu is divided into

three panels for navigation, media and phone. Interaction is as intuitive as using a tablet or a

smartphone: swiping across the screen to change between menus, pinching to zoom in and out,

and with pressing and scrolling across the screen to pan across maps.

“Our cutting-edge, consumer technology developed by our pioneering engineers provides an

intuitive interface with unrivalled performance and functionality. Touch Pro Duo’s super-fast

quad core processor and stunning graphics mean that the driver always has the best

information needed exactly when they need it.

“Features such as 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices and the state-of- the-art

rear seat entertainment system ensure that every journey in the new Range Rover Velar is even

more fun.”

Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

Each function can be individually selected and displayed on the main part of the screen to

provide more detailed information and user options. A side panel provides access for up to five

frequently used functions: navigation, media, phone, news and weather. A permanent menu bar

in the lower portion of the screen provides easy access to the home menu, vehicle settings and

parking aids.

Gently curved to lie perfectly flush with the surrounding structure, the upper screen can tilt

through 30 degrees, allowing the driver to set it at the perfect position. The screen returns to the

flush position when the ignition is switched off and automatically adjusts to the previously

selected angle when the ignition is switched on again.

The lower touchscreen is integrated within the centre console and manages features including

the climate control and Terrain Response functions. To make operation as easy and intuitive as

possible there are no moving images and no complex menus – the touchscreen provides direct

inputs to seat temperature controls, for example.

The two touchscreens are complemented by two tactile rotary controllers. These are

reconfigurable to enable them to perform several functions, such as adjusting cabin air

temperature, massage seat settings or the Terrain Response mode. Between them is a dial for

controlling the audio system.

A row of capacitive switches is positioned below the rotaries to control maximum A/C and

defrost settings, plus Dynamic Stability Control and Hill Descent Control functions. Lit in white

when not in use, when pressed the switches p illuminate in amber.

Touch Pro Duo’s reductive design and outstanding performance are enabled by the very latest

technologies. The HD touchscreens use optical bonding to allow a curved surface while at the

same time delivering exceptional image quality: suspending the flat TFT display in an optical

resin eliminates the air gaps that can otherwise cause reflections and parallax images.

An Intel quad core processor, high-speed 60GB solid-state drive and ultra-fast Ethernet network

are at the heart of Touch Pro Duo’s world-class performance and functionality, and together with

the touchscreen design and rotary controllers, deliver an unrivalled user experience.

Connectivity

Touch Pro Duo is also designed to keep you connected, with 4G connectivity enables a host of

features, functions and location-based services that make every journey easier, more enjoyable

and more relaxing.

Use the online search to find your destination and the system can tell you if you have enough

fuel to complete the journey. If not, you will be alerted and filling stations on the route that are

within range will be shown on the map – tapping on one is all it takes to set it as a waypoint.

Fuel prices can also be shown, and even the filling station brand.

Real-time traffic information helps you to avoid congestion and plan alternative routes. But if you

are delayed, Touch Pro Duo’s Share ETA Mode can send your location and estimated time of

arrival to chosen contacts via email or text message. If your journey time slips, the system can

automatically send further updates.

Commute Mode learns your daily drive so that, using both historical and real-time traffic

information, it can suggest alternative routes and help you to reach your destination on time.

When you approach the end of your journey, Arrival Mode shows a 360° interactive view of your

destination alongside the main map display using street level imagery. If desired, the system

can then find you a nearby parking space and direct you straight to it.

A route planning app enables you to programme a route in advance on a smartphone, which will

then automatically be uploaded to the system once you’re in the vehicle. And because Touch

Pro Duo provides true door-to- door routing, it can help you complete the final stage of your

journey on foot or using public transport by seamlessly transferring guidance back to your

phone once you park the vehicle.

For enhanced connectivity, Touch Pro Duo also features a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices.

InControl Apps also allows owners to access compatible apps from iOS and Android devices –

such as the latest Spotify app – using the system’s upper touchscreen.

Customers can also interact with the Velar remotely – from anywhere in the world. The

InControl Remote app allows the owner to lock and unlock their vehicle, check how much fuel is

in the tank or where the vehicle is parked using a smartphone or smartwatch. It’s even possible

to start the engine and set the climate control system or park heater remotely.

Secure Tracker technology allows the owner to track a stolen vehicle using the Land Rover app

on their smartphone. If the vehicle is broken into or moved illegally, the app will alert the driver

and the monitoring centre to help pinpoint and recover it as soon as possible. Even if the vehicle

is stolen using the keys, the owner can alert the tracking call centre using the smartphone app.

Drivers gain extra peace of mind thanks to SOS Emergency call technology with Automatic

Collision Detection and Optimised Assistance. In the event of an emergency, an SOS call

notifies the emergency services of the location of the vehicle. Should the vehicle break down,

Optimised Assistance transmits its GPS location and vehicle diagnostics data to a recovery

company.

Perfect sound

As well as offering unrivalled connectivity, the Velar offers a choice of four premium audio

systems, each one developed to integrate perfectly with Velar’s cabin and deliver exceptional

sound quality, most of all the 1,600W Signature Sound System developed with renowned British

audio experts Meridian.

This state-of- the-art surround sound system delivers an unparalleled listening experience for all

occupants through 23 perfectly placed speakers, enhanced with Audyssey MultEQ XTdigital

audio tuning and Trifield 3D sound processing technology. These combine to produce a truly

immersive experience which perfectly reproduces the original recording.

Customers can also specify the fully integrated Rear Seat Entertainment system which

comprises two 8-inch HD touchscreens in true 15:9 widescreen format, two remote controls and

two sets of WhiteFire-connected wireless headphones.

The screens are independent, so each one can play a different movie or, where available, digital

TV channel. The twin USB 3.0 ports or the HDMI and HDMI/MHL connectors enable rear-seat

occupants to stream media from smartphones and tablets. Front-seat occupants can select and

monitor the content shown on the rear screens, and can also turn off individual screens, if

desired.

2.2 Advanced driver-assistance systems

An array of advanced driver-assistance systems is fitted as standard or offered as optional

equipment to make every journey in the Velar safer and more comfortable.

One of the most important technologies is Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). A forward-

facing stereo camera inside the windscreen monitors the road in front of the vehicle: if the AEB

system determines that a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian is imminent then full

braking is triggered automatically, helping to avoid the collision altogether, or to mitigate the

effects. The driver also receives visual and audible warnings before braking is initiated.

The stereo camera is also used for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist

(LKA) functions. By monitoring road markings and the driver’s use of the indicators, these

systems can help to prevent the driver from drifting out of lane: LDW can issue a haptic warning

though the steering wheel, while LKA goes further and can apply a small amount of counter-

steering to keep the vehicle in its lane. The steering torque is easily overcome if required.

Driver Condition Monitoring measures steering inputs, throttle and brake application and

analyses lane departure and the driver’s use of direction indicators. If the system’s algorithms

determine from the data that the driver is drowsy – for example from periods of no steering

followed by sudden, sharp inputs – a coffee cup symbol is shown in the instrument cluster to

encourage them to take a break.

Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) uses the stereo camera to read speed limit signs, which are then

displayed in the instrument cluster and, if fitted, the head-up display. TSR intelligently adapts to

temporary limits in roadworks, and to the lower speed limits applicable in some countries during

wet weather, or if the vehicle is towing a trailer.

Reverse Traffic Detection uses radar to monitor vehicles approaching from either side of the

vehicle when reversing. An orange warning illuminates in the door mirrors to alert the driver to

any potential danger.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking reduces

driver workload when cruising on the motorway or driving in traffic. ACC maintains a set cruising

speed, or a driver-selectable gap to the vehicle ahead if the leading vehicle’s speed is lower.

The technology ensures the vehicle will come to a complete stop when the vehicle ahead does.

If the driver then presses the accelerator, the Velar will pull away and track the vehicle in front

all the way up to the chosen speed setting, where conditions allow. If the system detects that a

potential frontal collision with another vehicle may occur, it will display an alert to warm the

driver to brake. If the driver doesn’t react, the system will deploy the brakes to reduce the

severity of the potential impact.

The 360° Parking Aid makes it easy for drivers to manoeuvre the vehicle in tight spaces.

Cameras located around the car are automatically triggered when Reverse is selected, or can

be manually activated, with a graphic appearing on the touchscreen showing an overhead view

of the car. The touchscreen display and audio feedback indicates the proximity of obstacles.

Park Assist identifies suitable parallel and perpendicular parking spaces using ultrasonic sensor,

and alerts the driver with a message in the instrument cluster. Once the driver accepts the

parking location, the vehicle steers itself on both entry to and – in the case of parallel parking

spaces – exit from the space while the driver just controls the accelerator, brakes and selects

either Drive or Reverse.

Towing made simpler and safer

Every vehicle wearing the Land Rover badge must offer exemplary towing ability: the Velar is no

exception. With a towing capacity of up to 2,500kg, and technologies already proven on the new

Discovery that make this inherent ability even more accessible, the Velar is the most useable

tow vehicle in its class.

The semi-autonomous Advanced Tow Assist function enables all drivers to perform potentially

difficult reversing manoeuvres with ease. Instead of steering and counter steering as normal,

the driver simply guides the trailer into position using the infotainment system’s rotary controller

– Advanced Tow Assist calculates all necessary steering inputs.

First, the driver must configure the system through the touchscreen by entering key trailer

details. Then, responsive trajectory lines appear on the touchscreen from the feed from

cameras in the door mirrors, showing the anticipated direction of the trailer. By steering the

trailer using the infotainment system’s rotary controller and by operating the pedals, the driver

can reverse park trailers with ease because the system calculates all of the necessary steering

inputs. It will also alert the driver if the requested steering input is excessive and could cause a

jackknife.

Hitch Assist makes it easier to hook up the vehicle to the trailer. Using the surround cameras,

the touchscreen displays the rear towbar and recognises the trailer mounting point. The display

then zooms in, showing a trajectory line, which responds to steering wheel inputs to help the

driver to guide the vehicle into place.

The Trailer Light Test feature enables drivers to test trailer lights without help from others by

pulsing them while they are standing outside the vehicle. The system can be activated with a

button in the luggage compartment or by using the touchscreen.

3. WORLD-CLASS ENGINEERING

Engineering integrity is at the heart of every Land Rover. Engineered in the UK and developed

and tested in the harshest conditions around the world, Velar upholds that core philosophy. The

result is a mid-size luxury SUV that provides outstanding dynamics and refinement, unparalleled

all-terrain capability and total dependability.

3.1 Outstanding capability on- and off-road

Velar’s advanced chassis offers the ultimate in comfort, dynamics and all-terrain capability. The

sophisticated double-wishbone front suspension follows sports car design principles, with

knuckles and bearings engineered for particularly high stiffness to deliver exemplary steering

and handling response and precision. Aluminium is used extensively to save weight, while steel

front lower control arms provide maximum durability in challenging off-road conditions.

An Integral Link rear axle with forged aluminium toe links and upper control arms delivers the

high lateral stiffness needed for exceptional handling precision, together with the longitudinal

compliance needed for outstanding ride comfort and refinement. Integral Link is the most

sophisticated and most capable rear suspension system available, and the design is also highly

space-efficient, minimising intrusion into the luggage compartment

The suspension systems also offer outstanding wheel articulation and ensure that the Velar can

outperform the competition no matter what the terrain. With an approach angle of up to 28.89

degrees, breakover angle of up to 23.5 degrees and a departure angle of up to 29.5 degrees,

and a maximum wading depth of 650mm (600mm for coil spring suspension), the Velar sets

new standards for off-road capability in the mid-size SUV segment.

“The new Velar’s light, stiff aluminium-intensive bodystructure, sophisticated suspension

systems and state-of- the-art all-wheel drive system deliver an unrivalled combination of

outstanding on-road composure, refinement and agility with the class-leading all-terrain

capability expected of a Range Rover vehicle.

“Together with advanced technologies including Terrain Response 2, All-Terrain Progress

Control and Low Traction Launch, the new Velar’s performance and usability on all surfaces and

in all weather conditions is unique in this class.”

Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

The Velar is offered with coil springs as standard on four-cylinder models, and a ground

clearance of 213mm. Four-corner air suspension as an option on the four-cylinder 240PS diesel

and 300PS petrol, and as standard on all six-cylinder models. This system delivers truly

outstanding comfort and significantly increased off-road capability.

The air suspension’s ride height drops by 10mm when cruising at speeds above105km/h

(65mph) to reduce aerodynamic drag and therefore improve fuel efficiency. The Auto Access

Height function automatically lowers the suspension by 40mm when the ignition is turned off,

making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

Off-road mode increases the ride height by 46mm compared to Normal mode at speeds below

50km/h (32mph) for a class-leading ground clearance of 251mm, but automatically lowers by

18mm between 50-80km/h (32-50mph) to provide an ideal combination of stability, comfort and

ground clearance during longer journeys on rutted, unpaved roads or surfaces.

The air suspension also helps drivers when wading too. The Grounding Detection function can

automatically raise the vehicle to help clear underwater obstacles which the driver may not have

been able to see. The additional ground clearance can be requested by pressing the brake

pedal and a button on the touchscreen. And because air suspension is self-levelling, it

maintains the optimum ride height when towing or carrying heavy loads, improving occupant

comfort. It also brings benefits when hitching a trailer, or when loading or unloading: controls

inside the luggage compartment allow the suspension to be raised or lowered by 50mm

respectively.

Adaptive Dynamics is standard on all models. By monitoring wheel movement 500 times per

second, and body movements 100 times per second, the system continuously varies the

damping forces at all four corners of vehicle. This ensures that suspension stiffness is optimised

for the driving conditions, improving ride comfort and handling – there’s even a specific

calibration for off-road driving.

Configurable Dynamics: a tailored driving experience

Standard on First Edition models and available across the range, Configurable Dynamics allows

the driver to tailor vehicle settings to their individual preference using the touchscreen. In

Dynamic mode’s default setting, throttle response is increased, gear shifts anticipate a sportier

driving style, the suspension stiffens and power-steering assistance is reduced for extra driver

feedback. Configurable Dynamics allows each parameter to be individually adjusted, so

increased throttle response can be combined with, for example, the default suspension setting.

Dynamic-I information is also displayed in the touchscreen and shows g, stopwatch and the

throttle pedal activation, helping enthusiasts to make the most of their driving experiences.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering: response and efficiency

The Velar’s Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system has been developed for

exceptional driver feedback, precision and feel. Optimised friction and inertia compensation

algorithms ensure completely intuitive steering responses, and an active return system

promotes a natural self-centring effect as the steering returns to the straight-ahead position. The

variable-ratio system also ensures that the driver benefits from greater responsiveness the more

they turn the wheel.

EPAS improves efficiency as well as the driving experience: because it only uses energy when

the wheel is turned, it can cut fuel consumption by as much as three per cent on the European

combined cycle compared to hydraulic systems.

The Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVB) system, standard on all models, further enhances

agility. If the system detects the onset of understeer during corner entry it can initiate light

braking of the inside wheels – in particular the inside rear – to help the driver to maintain an

ideal line through the corner. TVB is also beneficial at lower speeds when driving on slippery

surfaces such as mud or snow.

Unrivalled capability: All-Wheel Drive system and traction technologies

Velar is equipped with a range of advanced technology to deliver exceptional composure and

agility on-road, and class-leading capability off-road.

The most significant of these is an intelligent, efficient, torque on-demand all-wheel- drive (AWD)

system, which provides the optimum torque distribution to suit the conditions, whether dynamic

driving on tarmac roads or pulling away on polished ice.

The system is built around a single-speed transfer case featuring a multi-plate wet clutch and a

chain drive to the front axle. Designed to be compact and quiet in operation, the transfer case’s

main advantage is its speed: depending on conditions it can make the transition from 100 per

cent rear bias to fully locked in only 165 milliseconds; transient torque delivery to the front axle

can take as little as 100 milliseconds. This makes the AWD system incredibly responsive, which

delivers exceptional performance in all conditions.

Torque distribution between the front and rear axles is managed by Intelligent Driveline

Dynamics (IDD), a highly-sophisticated control system developed in-house. IDD takes

information from a number of sensors around the vehicle, including steering wheel angle,

throttle position, yaw rate and lateral acceleration. Using this data, IDD continuously estimates

the friction between the tyre contact patch and the surface – and how much of the available grip

is being exploited.

With this level of intelligence, IDD can use both pre-emptive and reactive control strategies in

order to optimise torque distribution, maximising traction and also enhancing vehicle dynamics.

To make IDD even more effective, it is networked to the vehicle’s Dynamic Stability Control

system, Torque Vectoring System and – where fitted – the Active Locking Rear Differential.

The Active Locking Rear Differential, which is available on all six-cylinder models, also delivers

benefits on- and off-road. Electronic control of the wet clutch pack means that the differential

can optimise the torque distribution between the rear wheels as a function of load transfer and

surface friction: this maximises traction during launch and corner exit, and when traversing

challenging off-road terrains.

Land Rover’s world-leading Terrain Response system allows the driver to adjust vehicle settings

to suit prevailing surface conditions, with a choice of Eco, Comfort, Grass-Gravel- Snow, Mud-

Ruts, Sand, and – on R-Dynamic models – Dynamic mode. Each alters the calibration of the

engine, transmission, all-wheel drive system, suspension, and stability control systems for

optimum traction and composure.

The even more advanced Terrain Response 2, standard on First Edition models and available

as an option on all others, also has an automatic setting to make it even simpler for drivers to

fully exploit the vehicle’s capability because it automatically selects the best Terrain Response

mode for any given surface.

In a Land Rover-first, the Terrain Response systems are accessed not through a dedicated

controller but using the driver’s reconfigurable infotainment system rotary controller, or directly

through the touchscreen itself. This intelligent system integration contributes to the clean,

uncluttered design of the centre console.

A comprehensive portfolio of off-road technologies supports Velar’s class-leading all-terrain

capability. All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) functions like a low-speed cruise control and

provides added composure in adverse conditions by managing vehicle speed, allowing the

driver to concentrate solely on steering the vehicle – use of the throttle and brake is not

required. The system is activated with the press of a button, and the desired speed set using the

cruise control switches on the steering wheel.

ATPC works in both forward and reverse gears and is operational from 3.6km/h to 30km/h

(2.2mph to 18mph). It is particularly beneficial in challenging off-road environments where a

constant crawl speed is desirable in order to maintain vehicle composure and occupant comfort.

Low Traction Launch is designed to help drivers pull away smoothly from a standstill on very

slippery surfaces. Activated through the infotainment system’s lower touchscreen, Low Traction

Launch provides a very progressive throttle pedal calibration, reducing the possibility of

wheelspin. Above 30km/h (18mph), the throttle calibration automatically reverts back to the

Terrain Response setting that was previously selected.

Hill Descent Control (HDC) uses the ABS system to maintain a controlled vehicle speed on

steep inclines without driver intervention. HDC incorporates Gradient Release Control to

progressively release the brakes when moving away on an incline.

The latest development of the 4x4i menu offers slope information – displaying the degree of

incline and front and rear camera views – as well as familiar information such as steering wheel

angle, driveline torque distribution, suspension articulation, and Wade Sensing data.

3.2 Refined and efficient powertrains

Every one of the six petrol and diesel engines offered in the Velar is engineered for the ideal

blend of performance, refinement and efficiency and meets stringent Euro 6 emissions

regulations. All are matched to smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-

wheel drive to deliver the effortless, composed driving experience synonymous with all Range

Rover vehicles.

Ingenium diesels: Low fuel consumption, high torque

Two versions of Jaguar Land Rover’s clean, refined four-cylinder Ingenium diesel are offered,

each delivering high levels of torque from low engine speeds, ensuring excellent

responsiveness and acceleration whenever the driver demands it. Features such as the highly

rigid crankcase, twin balancer shafts and active fluid-filled engine mounts ensure superb

refinement.

Both of these 2.0-litre engines share the same inherently efficient, low friction design, and

benefit from features such as a split-cooling system and electronically-controlled coolant pump

for rapid warm-up and therefore reduced fuel consumption. Variable exhaust cam timing helps

the aftertreatment system to reach operating temperature as quickly as possible, reducing

emissions.

And both feature state-of- the-art technologies to cut NOx emissions. The sophisticated exhaust

gas recirculation (EGR) system uses a cooled low-pressure circuit in addition to a high-pressure

circuit: this reduces pumping losses, and therefore increases efficiency still further, and also

reduces peak combustion temperatures to help reduce the formation of NOx in the cylinders.

The selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system cuts tailpipe emissions of NOx to very low levels.

The system injects AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid into the exhaust gas, where it reacts with the

NOx and converts it into harmless nitrogen and water, ensuring that the Ingenium diesels

comply with the stringent limits of Euro 6.

The most efficient version of the engine, known as D180, features a 1,800bar common-rail

system and a single variable geometry turbocharger, ensuring clean, quiet efficient combustion

and excellent response from low engine speeds. Developing 180PS and maximum torque of

430Nm from 1,500rpm, this engine delivers flexible performance and outstanding efficiency:

acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 8.9 seconds (0-60mph in 8.4 seconds), with fuel

consumption and CO 2 emissions of 52.5mpg (5.4-litres/100km) and 142g/km respectively on the

European combined cycle.

For greater performance without sacrificing efficiency, drivers can choose the more powerful

Ingenium diesel: the D240. Equipped two turbochargers – Jaguar Land Rover’s first application

of a series-sequential boosting system – and a 2,200bar common-rail system, this engine

produces 240PS and an exceptional 500Nm of torque from just 1,500rpm. This enables

acceleration from 0-100km/h in only 7.3 seconds (0-60mph in 6.8 seconds). Figures of 48.7mpg

(5.8-litres/100km) and 154g/km CO 2 are equally impressive.

Extraordinary torque: V6 diesel with 700Nm

The latest 3.0-litre V6 diesel – the D300 – delivers benchmark refinement with exceptional

efficiency and outstanding performance, thanks to a potent 300PS and astonishing maximum

torque of 700Nm. This remarkable engine can take the Velar from 0-100km/h in only 6.5

seconds (0-60mph in 6.1 seconds) on the way to a maximum speed of 241km/h (150mph). Fuel

consumption and emissions figures are 44.1mpg (6.4-litres/100km) and 167g/km CO 2 .

This combination of power and efficiency is enabled by a package of advanced technologies.

The 2,000bar piezo common-rail system ensures highly precise injection for optimised

atomisation and mixing of the fuel droplets, boosting output and reducing emissions.

Response from the innovative parallel-sequential turbocharging system has been improved with

highly optimised compressor wheel, turbine and variable nozzle designs, delivering even

stronger torque output at lower engine speeds. State-of- the-art ceramic ball bearings are used

in the primary turbo to reduce friction, resulting in an even more rapid build-up of torque and

truly effortless acceleration.

Like the four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines, this V6 is equipped with both high-pressure EGR

and cooled low-pressure EGR systems and an SCR system to cut NOx emissions and ensure

Euro 6 compliance.

Four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines: performance and efficiency

Velar is one of the first applications for Jaguar Land Rover’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium

petrol engines, designed to offer smooth, refined performance. Technologies including an

integrated exhaust manifold, 200bar direct injection system and twin-scroll turbocharger are key

to the engines’ responsiveness and efficiency.

The engines also feature electrohydraulic control of the inlet valves. This cutting-edge

technology enables variable valve lift, so load control is managed primarily by the intake valves

rather than the throttle. This reduces pumping losses and provides unmatched flexibility and

control over airflow into the combustion chambers, improving power and torque, increasing fuel

efficiency and reducing emissions.

Known as the P250, the first of the two new petrol engines develops peak power of 250PS and

high maximum torque of 365Nm, which is maintained from just 1,200rpm to 4,500rpm. This

means that the Velar can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds (0-60mph in 6.4 seconds)

and return an impressive 37.2mpg (7.6-litres/100km) and 173g/km CO 2 on the European

combined cycle.

The most powerful version – the P300 – is rated at 300PS, making it the most powerful four-

cylinder engine ever used in a Land Rover vehicle. It generates a maximum torque of 400Nm,

delivering exceptional response at all times. This high-performance engine will be available later

in the year.

Exceptional performance: Supercharged V6 petrol engine

The ultimate engine option for the most demanding drivers is the 3.0-litre supercharged V6.

Known as the P380, this all-aluminium petrol engine is equipped with a Twin-Vortex

supercharger, direct injection and dual-independent variable-camshaft timing to deliver

instantaneous response from idle right up to the redline. Counter-rotating balancer shafts

minimise vibration for exceptional refinement.

The result is an outstanding 380PS at 6500rpm and 450Nm of torque – enough to accelerate

the vehicle from 0-100km/h in just 5.7 seconds (0-60mph in 5.3 seconds) and on to an

electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph). An impressive 30.1mpg (9.4-litres/100km)

and 214g/km CO 2 on the European combined cycle underline this powerful engine’s exceptional

breadth of capability.

The unique exhaust note has been meticulously tuned to deliver an engaging but discreet

confirmation of the power available to the driver on full throttle, and be superbly refined and

relaxing at a cruise.

Smooth and responsive eight-speed automatic transmissions

Every Velar is equipped with a responsive and smooth eight-speed ZF automatic transmission

with paddleshift controls. Four-cylinder engines are matched to the 8HP 45 transmission, which

feature an integral pendulum damper. This device dramatically reduces the booming and

vibration typically experienced when running in high gears at low engine speeds, and therefore

contributes to the Velar’s low fuel consumption and quiet, refined cabin.

The six-cylinders are paired with the 8HP 70 transmission, which is engineered to manage the

higher torque ratings of these larger displacement engines. All engines benefit from bespoke

transmission calibrations, ensuring optimum fuel efficiency and the most rewarding and intuitive

shift characteristics.

3.3 Lightweight Aluminium Architecture: stiff, strong, safe

Velar’s aluminium-intensive monocoque body is developed using Jaguar Land Rover’s

Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. This modular design, which features an intelligent mix of

materials, is fundamental to the Velar’s refinement, efficiency and all-terrain capability.

Aluminium alloys account for more than 81 per cent of the body-in- white – a figure no

competitor can match.

Carefully selected grades and types of materials are specified throughout the structure to deliver

the optimum balance of strength, stiffness and weight. The use of 6000-series high-strength

aluminium alloy bodysides enabled a reduction in panel thickness from 1.5mm to 1.1mm, saving

weight without compromising strength. The aluminium roof helps to lower the centre of gravity,

improving ride and handling. High-pressure die castings are used to form highly complex parts

such as the front suspension turrets.

High-strength steels are used for selected rear body sections, and are joined to the adjacent

aluminium panels with self-piercing rivets and structural adhesive. This clean and energy-

efficient joining technology contributes to the body’s high torsional stiffness.

Lightweight magnesium alloys are used to make the front-end carrier and cross-car beam, while

the tailgate is made from advanced composite materials.

The Velar’s body structure also delivers high levels of crash protection safety was developed to

meet the most demanding crash tests regulations worldwide. The protection afforded by the

extremely rigid passenger cell is complemented by a restraints system featuring six airbags:

driver and passenger airbags, side airbags that deploy from the front seats and curtain airbags

spanning the front and rear seats.

Pedestrian impact protection was a priority too, and the material grade and form of the

aluminium bonnet were developed to ensure progressive absorption of energy and optimised

clearance from hard points in the engine compartment.

Aerodynamically-efficient: the most streamlined Land Rover

The Velar’s aluminium-intensive form is not just light and stiff: it’s also exceptionally streamlined.

Close collaboration from the outset between the Design and Engineering teams, together with

exhaustive computational fluid dynamics simulation and wind tunnel testing, delivered a drag

coefficient from just 0.32. This makes the Velar the most aerodynamic Land Rover, and

contributes significantly to its exceptional refinement and fuel efficiency.

Every last detail has been honed in order to let the Velar pass through the air with minimal

resistance: for example, even the ridge on the taillights has been designed induce clean

separation of airflow from the bodysides, which in turn results in a cleaner wake structure and

therefore reduce drag. Specially-designed air channels in the rear spoiler both cut drag and the

accumulation of dirt on the rear screen – by up to 90 per cent.

Active vanes for the lower cooling aperture remain closed during the engines’ warm up phase,

allowing it to reach operating temperature more quickly. But the vanes also close in conditions

when additional cooling is no longer required – such as a steady-state cruise – which also

reduces drag. Apertures in the front bumper direct air around the front wheels to reduce

turbulence, contributing to further drag reductions.

The flow of air around the vehicle has been optimised in terms of lift too: as a result, the lift

balance front-to- rear is an ideal 50:50, helping to further improve stability and steering feel at

higher speeds, delivering even greater driver confidence.

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