Land Rover has further strengthened its position in India with the launch of the Range Rover Velar. The SUV is available with three engine options – one petrol and two diesel – across 25 variants. The British premium car manufacturer has introduced the Velar in four variants in each engine option apart from the R-Dynamic and the First Edition. The four variants that we speak of are the Standard, S, SE and the HSE.
Mechanically, the entry-level 2.0-litre straight-four D180 Ingenium diesel engine in the Velar produces 177bhp of power 430Nm of torque, while the 3.0-litre D300 puts out 296bhp of power 700Nm of torque. The petrol variant is limited to a P250 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which generates 246bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. All the engines come mated to eight-speed automatic gearboxes and power all four wheels. The SUV gets the tried and tested Terrain Response System with a choice of Eco, Comfort, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Ruts, Sand, and Dynamic modes. Read below to find out more about the features being offered in every variant.
The entry level Velar variant is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The vehicle gets LED headlights with automatic leveling, rear fog lights and flush deployable door handles as standard. Additionally, the Standard variant also gets heated rear window with timer and rain sensing windscreen wipers along with a rear wash wiper. The vehicle sits on 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels and gets a full-sized spare wheel as a standard equipment.
As for the interior, the Standard variant offers Luxtec and Suedecloth wrapped eight-way manual seats, interior lighting, two-zone climate control, air quality sensor, keyless entry and auto-dimming interior rear mirror. The base variant gets analogue dials with central TFT display and 250 W Land Rover sound system with eight speakers. It also gets rear parking aid and smokers pack for convenience. The D180 and P250 variants are priced at Rs 78.83 lakhs. The larger D300 is priced at Rs 1,10,66,000.
The S variant gets all the equipment from the base variant. However, the S variant additionally gets auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights along with premium LED headlamps and signature DRLs. The Velar’s S variant gets slightly bigger 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
As for the interior, the vehicle offers perforated grained leather, 10-way adjustable (eight ways electric, two ways manual), with driver memory seat function. The S variant gets a rear view camera, powered gesture tailgate and a 380 W Meridian Sound System with 11 speakers. The D180 and P250 is priced at Rs 83.25 lakhs while the bigger diesel engine is priced at Rs 1,16,04,000.
Moving one step ahead, the SE variant of the Velar additionally offers Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL and 360 degree parking aid. Inside, it gets the interactive driver display and 825 W Meridian surround sound system with 17 Speakers. The 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options are priced at Rs 85.21 lakhs, while the more feature loaded 3.0-litre diesel is priced at Rs 1,18,43,000.
The feature loaded top-spec variant gets all the features from the SE variants. In addition to exciting ones, the HSE variant offers adaptive cruise control and queue assist, perforated windsor leather seats and 20-way adjustable seats (18 Ways Electric, 2 Ways manual). The front seats offer massaging just as the heating and cooling seats, and also offers the variant with park assist time around. The 2.0-litre petrol and diesel options are priced at Rs 89.93 lakhs, while the bigger 3.0-litre diesel is priced at Rs 1,24,18,000.
The Velar R-Dynamic is based on the regular four variants, however it gets additional cosmetic detailing. The R-Dynamic variant gets leather steering wheel with chrome bezels, satin chrome gearshift paddle, shadow aluminium trim finisher, bright metal pedals, Ebony Morzine headlining, gloss black mirrors with Narvik black scalps and front fog lights. The vehicles also get R-Dynamic treadplates and unique front and rear bumper design including integrated exhaust finisher. The R-Dynamic 2.0-litre petrol and diesel variants are priced as Rs 80.76 lakhs (Standard), Rs 85.18 lakhs (S), Rs 87.14 lakhs (SE) and Rs 91.86 lakhs (HSE). The diesel 3.0-litre R-Dynamic variants are priced as – Rs 1,13,01,000 (Standard), Rs 1,18,39,000 (S), Rs 1,20,78,000 (SE), and Rs 1,26,53,000 (HSE).
Velar First Edition
The top spec Velar First Edition is limited to the 3.0-litre diesel engine option. First Edition is only available in the first year of sales and includes the finest touches and options as standard. It is available in three exterior colours - corris grey, silicon silver or flux silver. To distinguish it from the rest, the variant gets First Edition badging on the B-pillar, black contrast roof, sliding panoramic roof, Matrix-Laser LED headlights with Signature DRLs and solar attenuating windscreen.
As for the interior, it gets Meridian Signature sound system with 23 speakers, interior Luxury Pack Plus, surround camera system and activity key. The vehicle also gets heated steering wheel and windscreen, heads-up display and Unique Carbon Fibre with Copper Wire Weave trim finishers with exclusive First Edition script. The top-spec First Edition is priced at Rs 1,37,53,000.