This mid-size SUV is still a relatively fresh model on the market. It has been introduced three years ago, so it seems logical that the next-year, 2021 Range Rover Velar won’t feature bigger changes. According to the latest reports, the best we could see for the upcoming version are updates in terms of standard equipment and some minor tweaks. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
That means you may count on a vehicle that has a lot of strong points. First of all, it is a good-looking SUV that offers pretty amazing off-road performances. Also, it features a really handsome interior, full of quality and features. Finally, there is an impressive list of engine options, which includes both efficient turbo-four units and roaring V6, as well as everything in between. Since there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we expect to see 2021 Range Rover Velar’s launch in a typical time of year.
2021 Range Rover Velar Design
As we’ve just mentioned, no one expects to see any particular changes for the next year. The 2021 Range Rover Velar is about to carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics. This means you may count on the same overall design, which is based on JLR’s familiar D7 platform, which is shared with several Jaguar models, including the F-Pace. With more than 113 inches in wheelbase, this is a typical mid-size crossover, while the thing that helps it stand out are loads of off-road features. All models come standard with the company’s well-known Terrain Response system, which includes a variety of traction control modes for snow, mud, sand and rocks. Additionally, you can get goodies like a locking rear differential, a low-speed crawl control system, and an adaptive air suspension.
When it comes to interior design, bigger changes aren’t expected either. The 2021 Range Rover Velar will carry on with the same cabin design, which looks really great. Aesthetics are quite classical but looks really attractive. Also, we like the fact that pretty much all surfaces are soft to the touch. This is certainly one of the best-looking dashboards in the class. The only thing we don’t like is a dual-screen infotainment system, which looks a little bit confusing.
The amount of space is very generous. Both rows offer plenty of occupant room, whether it’s about heads or legs. Also, we like the fact that leather upholstery is standard, while seats are pretty massive and supportive. When it comes to the cargo area, numbers are decent but most rivals offer a little bit more cargo room. With this crossover, you may count on about 29.4 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall cargo volume goes a little bit over 60 cubic feet.
When it comes to the standard equipment, we don’t expect to see more important changes compared to the current model. Therefore, the list of standard tech goodies should include things like a couple of 10-inch touch screens, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, and an 11-speaker sound system. In higher trims, you may also count on goodies like a digital gauge cluster, 17- and 23-speaker sound systems, a rear-seat entertainment system with two 8-inch screens and more.
In terms of safety, all models will come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring, and automatic high-beam headlights. The list of options will include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera system, active park assist, and a head-up display.
2021 Range Rover Velar Engines
The current model comes in four variants when it comes to powertrain. The 2021 Range Rover Velar won’t be any different. So, base models will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower. It ensures decent driving dynamics, while the max towing capacity is also good and goes up to 5.300 pounds. Also, this engine is quite efficient and you may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
If you’re looking for something peppier, there are three potent options in the offer. A familiar 3.0-liter V6 comes in two output variants, with 340 and 380 horsepower. At the top of the offer, there is a 5.0-liter V8, with a max output of 550 horsepower. All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Range Rover Velar Release Date and Price
As there are no bigger changes to come, the 2021 Range Rover Velar will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q8 etc.