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Range Rover Velar

(2017 - present)

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 79% (as of May 2020) based on 25 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.

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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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Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2017









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


  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Coupe SUV


  • 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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