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Land Rover officially opens Range Rover Velar order books


Land Rover has officially opened order books for its new Velar, effectively also revealing pricing details of its second tier and newest model.

As previously reported, the Velar derives its name from the original Range Rover prototype shown back in 1969, and will be offered in a choice of four trim levels (base, S, SE and HSE), based on three variants; standard, the sporty R-Dynamic and limited run First Edition.

Available only for a year, the First Edition comes equipped with every otherwise optional extra, and will be a order only model with the top-spec HSE trim serving as a base. As well as allowing buyers to choose from 17 wheel designs, 13 exterior colours and 15 material finishes, the Velar also gets Land Rover's new Matrix LED headlamps, all-new dual ten-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and four-corner air suspension.

Underneath the bonnet, the Velar will come powered by two petrol and diesel engines, all linked to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic gearbox and Intelligent four-wheel drive.

One of the first models to make use of Jaguar Land Rover's newest Ingenium engine, the base 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol develops 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque, with a claimed fuel consumption of 7.6-litres/100 km and 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds.

Unlike the more powerful 221 kW four-pot offered in Europe, the only other petrol engine destined for South Africa is the familiar all-aluminium 3.0-litre supercharged V6, which makes 280 kW and 450 Nm, and allows the Velar to reach 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 5.7 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 250 km/h.

Known internally as the D180, the base oil burner also displaces 2.0-litres, but churns out 132 kW and 430 Nm, enough for the Velar to reach 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds while consuming diesel at a rate of 5.4-litres/100 km.

Completing the four-banger diesel range, the new D240 adds a second turbocharger for a total output of 177 kW and 500 Nm of torque, meaning a combined fuel consumption rating of 5.8-litres/100 km and 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.

At the sharp end, the 3.0-litre V6 produces 221 kW and a mammoth 700 Nm of torque, which Land Rover claims is enough for the Velar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, reach a limited top speed of 240 km/h and drink diesel at a claimed 7.6-litres/100 km.

The Velar will officially go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year.




2.0 D180 R947 700 R1 028 600 R1 077 900 R1 172 400
2.0 D420 R1 010 400 R1 091 300 R1 140 600 R1 235 100
3.0 D300 R1 089 000 R1 169 800 R1 219 100 R1 313 700
2.0 P250 R947 700 R1 028 600 R1 077 900 R1 172 400
3.0 P380 R1 099 400 R1 180 300 R1 229 600 R1 324 100

Velar R-Dynamic

2.0 D180 R980 500 R1 061 300 R1 110 600 R1 205 200
2.0 D420 R1 043 200 R1 124 000 R1 173 300 R1 267 900
3.0 D300 R1 121 800 R1 202 600 R1 251 900 R1 346 400
2.0 P250 R980 500 R1 061 300 R1 110 600 R1 205 200
3.0 P380 R1 132 000 R1 213 100 R1 262 400 R1 356 900

Velar First Edition

3.0 D300 R1 259 300
3.0 P380 R1 539 800


Article written by Autodealer
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