The Range Rover Velar was revealed back in 2017, and in car years, that's quite some time ago. However, a great initial design can go a long way to keeping a vehicle fresh, and that's precisely the case here. Finished in black and sporting small updates like those ultra-slim Pixel LED headlights and the new grille in front, the Velar remains a stunningly styled vehicle. The staple floating roof with the darkened pillars makes the vehicle look hunkered down, while the rest of the bodywork features taut, clean surfaces and tight shutlines.
Base models have a body-colored, sliding panoramic roof equipped as standard, and these models ride on 19-inch alloy wheels. Flush deployable door handles along with a powered tailgate are also included from the start, as are rear fog lights. The Dynamic SE has a Satin Dark Grey finish for its 19-inch alloy wheels, plus it gets the sporty extras of the Dynamic Exterior Pack.
Larger 21-inch wheels are equipped on the Dynamic HSE.
Roughly between a BMW X3 and X5 in size, the dimensions of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar include a length of 188.9 inches, a width including the mirrors of 84.53 inches (80.35 inches with the mirrors folded), and 66.26 inches in height on its standard coil suspension. With air suspension, the Velar's height is 66.06 inches, but all models have the same 113-inch wheelbase.
For customers who want to take their Velar on some mild off-roading adventures, they'll have access to a standard ride height of 8.43 inches, along with approach/departure/ramp angles of 23.6/25/19.1 degrees, respectively. With air suspension, the ride height is 8.07 inches, and the approach/departure/ramp angles work out to 22.5/24.8/18.3 degrees, respectively.
The 20.87-inch wading depth rises to 22.83 inches when the air suspension is equipped. Notably, air suspension increases the ride height to as much as 9.9 inches in off-road mode, up from 8.4 inches as standard. In this mode and with air suspension, the best approach/departure/ramp angles of 27.5/29.5/23.5 degrees, respectively, are achieved.
Land Rover quotes a curb weight of 4,130 pounds for the Velar with the four-cylinder engine, and 4,430 lbs with the optional six-cylinder mild-hybrid.
|Land Rover Range Rover Velar Trims||P250 S||P250 Dynamic SE||P400 Dynamic SE||P400 Dynamic HSE|
|Max Width||80.3 in.||80.3 in.||80.3 in.||80.3 in.|
|Length||188.9 in.||188.9 in.||188.9 in.||188.9 in.|
|Height||66.2 in.||66.2 in.||66.2 in.||66.2 in.|
|Wheelbase||113.1 in.||113.1 in.||113.1 in.||113.1 in.|
|Land Rover Range Rover Velar Trims||Curb Weight|
|P250 S||4,130 lbs.|
|P250 Dynamic SE||4,130 lbs.|
|P400 Dynamic SE||4,430 lbs.|
|P400 Dynamic HSE||4,430 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
There aren't many exciting exterior colors to choose from for the 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, but the demure palette is also not unexpected for a luxury car. Fuji White won't add anything to the bill, but unlocking the metallics will cost $950. These include Santorini Black, Hakuba Silver, Varesine Blue, Arroios Grey (Dynamic SE only), and Ostuni Pearl White (S model only). Two premium metallics - Carpathian Grey and Zadar Grey - require the highest outlay of $1,550. Most of these colors do a good job of endowing the Velar with an appealingly stealthy appearance.
None of the colors in the Velar palette are especially distinctive from the others, with most being some shade of silver or grey. However, the somewhat lighter Zadar Grey does a good job of revealing the vehicle's attractive design elements, so this would be one of our top choices.
Both Zadar Grey and Carpathian Grey carry a $1,550 surcharge, making them considerably more expensive than the other colors.
A sliding panoramic roof is a standard feature on the Range Rover Velar.