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Range Rover Velar

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The Range Rover Velar is a luxury SUV by Land Rover that sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport in the model range. It is built at Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Solihull.

The Velar was launched in the summer of 2017, with a high-performance SVAutobiography model added a year later. It is built on the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace SUV, XF saloon and XE saloon models.

The Range Rover Velar currently holds an Expert Rating of 72% (as of August 2021) based on 31 UK reviews, which is just behind the class leaders for all the mid-size premium SUVs we have analysed to date. The Velar has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media across all models in the range. It has been particularly praised for its design and comfortable driving experience, however it has been criticised for being overly expensive and not hitting the same quality standards as rivals.

Like many Land Rovers, the Velar has seen many complaints about poor quality and reliability. In August 2020, Which? magazine publicly called for the Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery Sport to be recalled due to ongoing software problems.

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Key specifications

Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £31,615 on-road

Launched: Summer 2017
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: TBA

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2017

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ADULT OCCUPANT

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CHILD OCCUPANT

74%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

72%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Range Rover Velar has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Range Rover Velar has received

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Coupe SUV

2018

  • World Car of the Year Awards – World Car Design of the Year
  • News UK Motoring Awards – SUV of the Year
  • GQ Car of the Year Awards – ‘Climb Every Mountain in Luxury’ Award

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