The New Range Rover Velar SE First Edition

by Mike Hunter

Range Rover is meeting the market with this latest SUV. All performance, this 2018 SR model First Edition is luxury meets performance, and the engine is proof. The 380HP, 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 engine is a marvel and will garner a 0-60 mph in only 5.3 seconds. Head pulling torque at 332 lb. ft. is impressive.

The sleek design is smooth and rocket-like in its aesthetic. The 22-inch wheels made up of a dynamic 9-split-spoke design, with the iconic Land Rover logo at their heart, give a “light on its feet” appeal and a bold stance for sure. When external light levels dip below a certain threshold, powerful and distinctive headlights automatically switch on for the new Range Rover Velar.

Amenities abound onboard this vessel. Climate control with two-zone temperature control allows occupants to set separate temperatures for the driver and front passenger areas. Ten-way (eight power, two manual) power-adjustable seats are covered in a contemporary combination of Luxtec and suede cloth materials.

The Velar First Edition interior is finished to the highest possible level and includes perforated Windsor leather in light oyster/ebony Alston headlining, carbon fiber with copper wire door finishers and a First Edition badge on both its B-pillars and interior finishers. The MeridianTM Signature Sound System produces 1300 watts through 22 speakers and a dual channel subwoofer — seamlessly unified with TrifieldTM technology.

With fewer distractions and greater safety in mind, the all-new Land Rover Head-Up Display II system is fully customizable and features bright graphics in high resolution — enabling the driver to see all driver inputs and information with greater ease. The new system also includes video capability and can display what’s shown in the infotainment center, such as speed, navigation instructions and Traffic Sign Recognition.

2018 Range Rover Velar

MSRP: $89,300
City: n/a
Hwy: n/a
Transmission: n/a
0-60: 5.3 mph

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