Unlike a typical SUV, the Velar features a stylishly tapering roofline, conferring upon it a smart coupé silhouette. The Velar’s sporty profile is further enhanced by a gently rising beltline. The vehicle’s front fascia features abbreviated headlights which sleekly follow the course of the bonnet, while flanking an eye-catching mesh grille. The Velar rides on lightweight and stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, which are fitted as standard. At the rear of this SUV, the Velar’s roof ends in a subtly contoured spoiler, beneath which is a slim windshield and, lower down, expansive chrome exhaust trims.
The vehicle comes in entry-level ‘Velar’, S, SE and HSE trim levels. The latter’s features include 21-inch five-split-spoke alloys, adding even more grace to the flanks. The same grade also comes with labour-saving fixtures such as a power gesture tailgate. Thanks to proximity sensors, this can be opened and closed in a number of ways, including the motioning of a foot under one of the vehicle’s rear corners.
Technology and comfort
The Velar comes with a triple-screen infotainment system, which includes a pair of ten-inch displays located at the apex of the centre console. A third screen is nestled behind the steering wheel. In addition, a five-inch display features analogue-style instrumentation, while a 12.3-inch screen provides essential driving data.
Two thumb-operated touch pads form a part of the vehicle’s steering wheel. These can easily be operated in order to control a range of infotainment features, without compromising control of the car.
The Velar features a number of USB inputs and 12-volt power points to keep everyone on board happy. Eight-way adjustable front seats are included as standard. With all seats in place, the Velar boasts a 632-litre boot space; with 40/20/40 split-folding seats down, a considerable 1,731-litre cargo capacity becomes available.
Performance, engines, economy and efficiency
A total of six engines are available for the Velar, ranging from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel unit to a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine. The former delivers 176bhp and 0-60mph in approximately 8.6 seconds, and returns as much as 52.5mpg. The latter, meanwhile, produces 234bhp and 0-60mph in roughly 7.5 seconds, and can tow up to 2,500kg – and still manage to return as much as 48.7mpg.
Safety and security
An array of features is included to keep both you and your fellow passengers – and the vehicle itself – safe and secure. Six airbags, seatbelt reminders, ISOFIX child-seat anchor points and power-operated child-proof locks are among a number of passive safety elements included. Driver aids featured, meanwhile, include Advanced Emergency Brake Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The Velar is protected by, among other things, an intrusion sensor.
To register your interest in the new Velar, please get in touch with us via our website. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to phone or visit us at our Ludlow or Aberystwyth showrooms, each open seven days a week.
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