It is time for the new 2020 Range Rover Velar. The compact crossover is not offering the new top of the class version. SVAutobiography Dynamic tops the range in most segments. The price is still unknown, but this version is adding a monster engine with the most advanced interior features and exterior styling. Velar takes the slot between Evoque and Range Rover Sport models and it offers one of the best all-terrain performance you can find in the luxury segment. Add elegance and style, and you don’t need anything else from your ride.
Most of the crossover is unchanged. Same trim levels are there, as well as the engines. Well, the vehicle debuted as 2018 model and the company is upgrading the offer. Sadly, reports are saying the SVAutobiography Dynamic is going to be available only as the 2020 year model and the company will replace it. Still, you will have a lot of other options to spend your money if the 2020 Range Rover Velar is the choice.
Trim Levels and Prices
The entry-level version of the 2020 Range Rover Velar is the S. Buyers can also opt for the R-Dynamic SE and HSE versions. All of them are using different engines. The new star of the lineup is SVAutobiography Dynamic, which will carry the highest price tag. We believe the entry-level model will keep the initial MSRP of about $50,000. Upper trim levels will be slightly more expensive, depending on options the Range Rover Velar is going to add. The focus is now on the SVAutobiography Dynamic.
2020 Range Rover Velar Design and Interior
As every Range Rover SUV, the new Velar will offer a smooth and attractive styling that will draw the attention of younger buyers. Black pillars and grille design are highlights of the current design language. However, let’s not forget the floating roof, the part that is pretty popular nowadays. Outside, you will find rims of different sizes. The new 2020 Range Rover Velar can take 22-inch wheels. Also, the new edition will offer 12 paintjobs. Besides that, buyers can opt for additional packages that improve the appearance. You can black out the SUV, or make it more luxurious. The first one will make grille, badges, air vents, and a few other parts all black. On the other hand, the Luxury suite makes all silvers and glossy. Top of the class model uses unique parts for more aesthetic look and better airflow.
The interior of the 2020 Range Rover Velar is very elegant. When we get into deep analysis, we will find a lot of premium features and equipment that will improve the overall impression. You can choose different colors and materials for the cabin. Seats are very comfortable, but buyers can still add some functions, such as cooling and power seats with more positions. For example, a 20-way driver bucket for the SVAutobiography Dynamic model comes with heating, cooling, massaging, and memory settings.
Technology and Safety
Land Rover is leaving an impression everywhere in its premium segment. The 2020 Range Rover Velar will get a 10-inch screen both for dashboard and infotainment. Tilting will let you set them up for better transparency. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the base trims. The S model offers 8-speaker audio, while the upper trim levels will come with Meridian surround sound system. Navigation is optional though. Other standard features are Bluetooth, USB ports, voice recognition. Besides the navigation, you can also get panoramic moonroof or automatic vipers.
Range Rover also pays a lot of attention to safety. The upcoming Velar is going to be safer than ever. Rearview camera and the emergency braking are standard. The base model also offers parking sensors and lane departure warning. Additionally, buyers can purchase traffic signs recognition, blind spot monitor system, or 360-degree camera.
Under the Hood
The powertrain lineup for the 2020 Range Rover Velar is getting the new member. The SVAutobiography model is bringing a huge 5.0-liter displacement. It is capable to produce 550 horsepower, which is an outstanding number, not only for a compact crossover. An eight-speed transmission and AWD are standard with this model. Other options are turbocharged four-pot. A 2.0-liter displacement delivers 250 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Upper trim levels will use a 3.0-liter V6. Supercharged, it is good for 380 ponies and 330 lb-ft. Finally, there is a diesel option for the new Velar as well. That is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with capability to burst 180 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of twist.
The maximum towing capacity of the 2020 Range Rover Velar is 5,500 pounds. Like hauling numbers, fuel economy also depends on the engine you pick. The best return is coming with a diesel unit, which achieves 30 mpg on the open road. Results for the SVAutobiography Dynamic are not available yet. We believe that vehicle will barely return 20 mpg on highways. There are also few drive modes available at driver’s choice, including all-terrain, and setups for mud, snow, sand…