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Equipment

4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Twin-screen media system as standard
  • But no sat-nav on the base model
  • R-Dynamic package a key optional extra

The Range Rover Velar comes in four trim levels, plus the limited First Edition at launch – plus a choice of standard and R-Dynamic finishes. Here’s what you get as standard.

Standard Range Rover Velar SUV equipment

Choose the Velar S and you’ll also get:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Air suspension (only on V6 models)
  • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors
  • ‘Premium’ LED headlights with auto highbeam
  • Powered tailgate with gesture control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-way electric front seats
  • 380W Meridian Sound System hifi upgrade
  • Satellite-navigation
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Rear-view camera

Progress to a Velar SE and equipment includes:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Matrix LED headlights with ‘intelligent’ high-beam assist
  • 825W Meridian Surround System hifi upgrade
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 360-degree parking aid

Topping the regular range is the Velar HSE – it adds:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Higher-quality Windsor leather upholstery
  • Extended leather interior
  • 20-way powered seat adjustment
  • Massage and climate front seats
  • Satin chrome interior detailing
  • Power-adjustable steering column

Flagship of the launch range is the Velar First Edition, building upon the HSE’s kit roster with the R-Dynamic exterior pack

Optional Range Rover Velar SUV extras

The prime optional extra for all Range Rover Velars is the R-Dynamic package. Available across the range (it’s fitted as standard on the First Edition), this adds a more aggressive external appearance plus a number of other extra styling details and is expected to be very popular in the UK.

Usually, the most expensive upholstery finish in the Velar isn’t leather, but a specially developed premium textile intended as a sustainable alternative. This is available individually and as part of an upgrade pack; there are leather luxury packs available, too.

Other interesting options include laser headlights (for especially long high-beam performance) and off-road upgrades that range from Terrain Response 2 to a locking rear differential.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Roof rails
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
First Edition optional equipment
None available

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
HSE optional equipment
None available

R Dynamic HSE equipment

R Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R Dynamic HSE optional equipment
None available

R Dynamic S equipment

R Dynamic S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R Dynamic SE equipment

R Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R Dynamic SE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
None available

Safety

4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Six airbags and AEB as standard
  • More active tech fitted on higher trim levels
  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating

The Range Rover Velar covers all the safety basics. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-departure warning, and a comprehensive suite of stability control systems are fitted as standard; you also get six airbags, power-operated child locks and a brake pad wear sensor.

More adventurous types will appreciate that Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Gradient Release Control and Low Traction Launch are all standard across the Velar range as well.

You get automatic high beam assistance from Velar S upwards, while SE adds blind-spot monitors, traffic sign recognition, adaptive speed limiter, rear cross traffic alert and a driver condition monitor.

HSE gets even more active with adaptive cruise control, plus blind-spot assist and lane-keeping assist – both of which actively intervene to keep you in lane and avoid merging with the vehicle next to you.

When crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP in 2017 the Velar achieved a five-star rating, its 74% score for pedestrian safety being good for a high-rise SUV.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a Range Rover Velar SUV?

Just the two, on the outer rear seats. The Isofix sockets are easily accessible though, rather than buried deep between the seats, and there is plenty of room in the back to manoeuvre the children into position.

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 85%
Pedestrian: 74%
Safety Assist: 72%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0

Given how large the Velar looks from the outside and how long it feels from behind the wheel, the interior space for people is a little underwhelming at first.

Four adults can make themselves reasonably comfortable, but there is not an enormous amount of rear knee room, and anyone forced into the middle fifth seat will find themselves straddling the transmission tunnel. Not ideal for longer journeys.

Cabin storage is okay rather than good, but there are plenty of USB sockets for hooking-up mobile devices.

There are some interesting optical illusions going on with the Velar’s exterior. It looks long and narrow, yet at just over 4.8m is far from being the longest SUV around while its 2.1m width from mirror tip to mirror tip is actually rather broad.

In other words, you’ll need a big garage if you’re planning to tuck it away every night.

Parking requires care, but with plenty of sensors and cameras on offer, technology makes light work of most spaces.

The Range Rover Velar is not short of boot space – and that’s before you fold the rear seats flat, which adds over 1,000 litres more flatpack furniture capacity. Not that Range Rover buyers buy flatpack furniture. Antiques, possibly, if cliches are to be believed.

Making life even sweeter, there are multiple fold-out curry hooks in the boot as well, plus load restraint rails available as an option.

Shame the rear seats don’t fold totally flat, though.

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