2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Range Rover has debuted an all-new model – the Velar. This four-door, two-row SUV fills the space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, giving Range Rover a stable with four vehicles, each appealing to a specific niche of the market. The Velar’s appeal is its striking new design, minimalistic interior, and avant-garde detailing. Range Rover also says the Velar ushers in a new era of design for the brand, so we’re expecting similar themes in Range Rover’s future vehicles.
The Range Rover Velar debuts for the 2018 model year and arrives in U.S. showrooms in mid to late 2017. It rides on Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, similar to the Jaguar F-Pace. In fact, both vehicles share an 113-inch wheelbase and JLR’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel and 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. The Range Rover expands its powertrain by one, positioning JLR’s 2.0-liter gasoline turbo-four as the mid-range engine option. Similar to the F-Pace, the diesel comes standard with the V-6 being the range-topping choice.
Despite the Velar sharing its bones with the Jaguar F-Pace, the Range Rover is certainly its own vehicle. Not only does the Velar come with Land Rover’s impressive off-road chops, but its design is clearly a huge step towards the future of luxury.
Land Rover’s chief design officer, Gerry McGovern had this to say. “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamor, modernity, and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.”
While the Velar won’t completely “change everything,” it is definitely a statement piece Range Rover will model the rest of its lineup after. It’s very likely we will see the Land Rover Range Rover adopt this high-end look while adding even more upscale touches. Regardless of the future, the Velar is shaking things up.
The Velar’s pricing starts at $49,900 and will reach into the low $90,000s. Range Rover is even offering a First Edition. Limited to roughly 500 examples in the U.S., the Velar First Edition comes with special paint colors, more standard features, carbon fiber trim, and a 1,600 Meridian Signature sound system. Range Rover will officially debut the U.S.-spec Velar at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.
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Land Rover Teases New Velar SUV; Fresh Tech Incoming?
Land Rover just dropped an above-and-behind teaser image of its new Velar SUV, saying it will fill the gap between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and larger Range Rover Sport. The Velar supposedly uses the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace, and is expected to take on rivals like the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe, and Porsche Macan, with four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and possibly even hybrid powerplants offered under the hood.
Land Rover has yet to divulge many details, but did say the Velar will offer “elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and all-new consumer technologies,” so we’re guessing a coupe-like, streamlined, and somewhat minimalist exterior, a good dose of interior opulence, and a suite of semi-autonomous driving tech.
Studying the provided press pic, we can also see a large moonroof and a decently sized touchscreen in the dash. Land Rover added that it used “sustainable materials” in the vehicle’s construction.
“We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, in the attached press release. “It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.”
While likely not much more than PR bluster, we’re excited to see if the Velar can truly bring something new and exciting to the segment. The name, after all, harkens back to the first Range Rover prototype from 1969, so maybe there’s something up Land Rover’s sleeve.
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to find out the truth. The Range Rover Velar is slated to see a full reveal on March 1st, with an in-the-metal debut in the U.S. at this year’s New York International Auto Show in April.
Land Rover has just announced it is adding yet another range-topping trim level to its popular Ranger Rover luxury SUV. Called the SVAutobiography, the trim level surpasses the Autobiography Black edition as the most well-appointed and most expensive trim level available. What’s more, the SVAutobiography comes with more horsepower and torque in its supercharged V-8.
The Range Rovers fitted with the new SVA trim will be built along side the “standard” Range Rovers and then finished at Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations Technical Center in the U.K. Each example will come with a trim-specific, two-tone paint job with Santorini Black paint covering the top and nine optional colors for the lower half of the body.
Beyond the exterior, the cabin is fitted with higher quality materials, including trim work milled from solid aluminum and real wood accents. Additionally, the Range Rover SVA comes with all the same upgrades slated for the rest of the 2016 Range Rover lineup.
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Jaguar Land Rover has already given us a look at the 2016 Jaguar XF and 2016 Range Rover HST that it will debut next week at the 2015 New York Auto Show, but it has at least one other vehicle up its sleeve. Teased in the image above, Land Rover will also debut a new ultra-luxurious version of the Range Rover LWB, although details are slim.
A single image posted to Twitter in February could be a strong clue about this new Range Rover. Spied during a photo shoot in London, this Range Rover sports a posh two-tone paint job, a unique wheel design and quad exhaust outlets, but the most interesting part of the picture is that the shooter says that this Range Rover was wearing a badge from Special Vehicle Operation – JLR’s in-house customizer/tuner.
It’s not really clear how much wiggle room there is above the already opulent Range Rover Autobiography, so expect this new model to be crazy-loaded with luxury and tech goodies, and carrying a price near or above the $200,000 mark.
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Land Rover is delivering a more powerful version of Range Rover Sport to the 2015 New York Auto Show, complete with upgraded bodywork and interior trim that’s unique to the new trim. More importantly, the new Range Rover Sport HST comes with 40 more horsepower from its tweaked 3.0-liter supercharged V-6.
The new Range Rover Sport HST is said to split the difference between the base Range Rover Sport and the 510-horsepower Ranger Rover Sport SVR. Splitting the difference might be a slight exaggeration, however, considering the vast range between the base and SVR models’ horsepower ratings.
Nevertheless, the limited edition HST will make its home between the two bookends. Along with its increase power and bespoke looks, the HST will adopt the same 2016 upgrades set for the Range Rover Sport. Topping that list are a foot-activated tailgate, automatic access ride height setting, higher-resolution exterior cameras, and Land Rover’s latest InControl app suite.
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The Land Rover brand is on the brink of renaissance; a future laid out with a structured purpose that includes no less than three sub-categories and levels of refinement and off-road abilities — and it’s all starting with this, the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept.
Just one day before the New York Auto Show officially kicks off, Land Rover pulled the covers off its newest design and road map for the company’s future. The overarching plan includes creating three sub brands with individual vehicles under each. It will be a lot like what the Range Rover brand has already done with its multiple models.
Range Rover will soldier on filling the luxury segment while the Land Rover Discovery lineup will fill the ‘leisure’-oriented rolls and a new lineup under the Defender nameplate will cater to the hard-core off-roaders and keep the Land Rover tradition alive of blazing trails in far-off regions of the world while (hopefully) being accessible to every market, including the U.S.
Besides announcing the new corporate structuring, Land Rover is heralding in its new design language with the Discovery Vision Concept. The new look still has lingering cues from the LR4 that it replaces and the more upscale Range Rovers, but overall, the look is totally fresh. Included under is silvery skin are acres of new technologies and innovative features that set the SUV – and the brand – on a level above. Such things as gesture controls, its ‘transparent’ hood, and the first ever remote-control drive.
Click past the jump for the full rundown on all the new features
Pioneering technology is a phrase that’s being thrown around rather loosely in the auto industry these days. But every so often, it applies to something that could potentially be really groundbreaking. For its part, Land Rover seems to think that it has something groundbreaking with the world’s first Transparent Bonnet concept.
Really, the name of this new technology is pretty self-explanatory. The bonnet, or hood, as we like to call it here, allows what Land Rover explains as a "new level of driver awareness". What that means is the hood provides a "see-through" augmented-reality view of the terrain ahead, making it easier for drivers to navigate around less-than-ideal conditions.
Land Rover accomplished this by putting cameras in the Discover Concept’s grille to capture data that will then be fed to a Head-Up Display inside the cabin of the vehicle. With it, the driver can see an unobstructed "see-through" view of the terrain. It’s never before done in the industry, making it that much more intriguing for everybody, us included.
The Transparent Bonnet concept is expected to be shown at the 2014 New York Auto Show with the Discovery Vision Concept. Rest assured, we’re going to keep a close eye on this new technology and see where Land Rover takes it from here.
The new-generation Range Rover has been testing ever since 2011 and when the standard model arrived on the market, we knew the Sport version would be just one step behind. The standard Range Rover arrived last September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, but Land Rover chose to swap continents for the Sport version, and introduce it at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Just like the standard Range Rover, the Sport model will be all about the reduction of weight. For that, Land Rover has paid extra attention to the materials used to construct the vehicle. The most most important addition is an all-new, first-in-class aluminum architecture that helps save an amazing 420 kg (925 pounds).
The new Range Rover Sport will be put on sale in the third quarter of 2013. Customers will have the possibility to choose between four equipment levels: S, SE, HSE and Autobiography.
Update 04/24/2013: Land Rover has unveiled today a new promo video for the new Range Rover Sport — the most dynamic, agile and responsive Land Rover ever. Enjoy!
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Land Rover is continuing its series of DC100 concepts with a new Expedition version. The new concept was built to celebrate Land Rover’s 25 year presence on the North American market and is equipped for expedition use. The concept also explores possible design directions for the future of the iconic Land Rover Defender.
The new DC100 Expedition features an air-intake snorkel for wading and a roof mounted equipment rack. The list of design cues that will be used for the upcoming Defender include extreme approach and departure angles, vertical panels, an upright windscreen, and strong shoulder line for visibility and ease of positioning. The honest Defender ’face’ with its signature round lamps and prominent grille is featured, and a winch is incorporated to the fascia.
The DC100 Expedition Concept will also be equipped with a new Terrain Response system which will optimize the car for various conditions without driver pre-selection. A new Terrain-i system creates an intelligent map of the topography in front of the car and displays it as a 3D visualization. The concept also comes with a new Wade Aid system that utilizes sonar sensors mounted in the bumpers and side mirrors to measure water depth.
Anytime they attend a major auto show, the fine chaps over at Land Rover are always looking to make a splash. Look no further for all the evidence than the 2012 New York Auto Show where, to the surprise of no one, the British automaker has revealed a pair of special edition models.
Joining the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition in waving to the New York crowd is the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition. While it doesn’t carry all the luxury bells and whistles of its co-debutante, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition is still cool enough to justify its limited edition billing.
For starters, the model will only come in a choice of two exterior paint finishes - Fuji White and Santorini Black - while also receiving a slew decorative trim pieces tacked in various parts of the SUV. Inside, there’s not as much leather, but there is plenty of bespoke carbon fiber trim to go with contrast leather in red and black with contrast stitching.
As far as power goes, the Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition will make use of a supercharged V8 that delivers a tidy 510 horsepower. And just in case you’re wondering how "limited" this limited edition Range Rover is, Land Rover will only be building 500 units of this bad boy, exclusively for the US market.
UPDATE 05/18/2012: Landrover has just revealed that the US market will get 500 units of the new Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited Edition, only 300 units in Santorini Black and 200 units in Fuji White.
There’s no shortage of auto debuts going on at the 2012 New York Auto Show and Land Rover is joining in on the fun with the premier of two special edition models that are set to be made available later in 2012.
One of these models is based on the Land Rover LR4 and it’s called the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition. As its name will obviously tell you, the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition has been touched up with plenty of high-class accessories.
On the outside, the SUV was finished in an exclusive Santorini Black paint finish to go with silver touches on the front grille surround, the full-length roof rails, the mirror housing, the bonnet script, and the tailgate badge. In addition, Land Rover decided to give the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition’s wheels some spunk, courtesy of a new set of 20" 10-spoke alloy rims.
Moving to the interior, you’ll find a leather explosion, courtesy of an expanded leather treatment dressed in an Arabica color. The SUV’s door tops, door pulls, arm rests, and dashboard fascia all carry the same leather material that’s complemented by a contrast stitched detailing and a Dark Zebrano wood veener. And if all that leather isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition also has plenty of the standard features, including an 825 watt, 17-speaker Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Premium Audio System, 8" screens, wireless headphones, and last but certainly not least, a Center Console Cooler Box.
The LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition will be made available worldwide with the UK understandably getting first dibs at the car. The price tag for the limited edition SUV on the other side of the pond starts at £56,995, which is around $90,500 based on current exchange rates.
New York was the place for Land Rover to overhaul almost its entire line. After the 2010 refreshes to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, it showed off the 2010 LR4.
While the name LR4 is new to Land Rover, it’s just to signify the fourth generation of the Discovery (it’s still called Discovery outside of North America.) Just like the other two Land Rover stylings, the idea with the LR4 is smooth out and simplify. Outside this includes a more aerodynamic front bumper and a new LED light cluster. Inside there are new materials with a more ergonomically friendly layout.
The LR4 will also get the the new 5.0-liter V8 engine that has gone to both Range Rover models. Unlike the Rangers, this Land Rover will not get the supercharged version. The engine is rated at 375 bhp and 375 lbs/ft torque, which gives the LR4 a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.5 seconds.
More pics and press release after the jump.
The Range Rover Sport is getting a makeover for 2010. Where Land Rover has to be careful when touching up the evergreen Range Rover, it gets to go wild (in a very British way) for the Range Rover Sport.
Outside the lines have been smoothed out, and the front had been given a more protruding bumper. The front also features new LED headlamps and a new two-bar grille. The interior has also been redesigned with higher quality materials and soft-touch finishes.
Just like the 2010 Range Rover, Jaguar’s 5.0-liter V8 is making a new home in the SUV. The Sport gets the same 375 hp and 510 hp supercharged upgrade as its bigger brother. This is a 75 hp and 120 hp (respectively) upgrade in this lineup. The naturally aspired version makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds, and the supercharged version in 5.9 seconds.
Press release after the jump.
The Range Rover’s look is timeless. The original design lasted relatively untouched for 26 years, and the only reason why it was redone for the third generation was to get the RR’s design back to the looking like the original. So when major updates are announced for 2010, look closely.
This facelift includes a revised bumper with relocated fog lamps, new grille and new headlamps. The overall impression help the Range Rover closer to achieve its very British goal of simple elegance. The interior’s appearanc has also been upgraded and includes a new GPS navigation system. The instrument cluster in front of the driver has been replaced with a Thin Film Transistor screen to better organize driver information.
The real change comes in the engine compartment. Land Rover is taking advantage of the newly enlarged 5.0-liter V8 engine from Jaguar. Now the Range Rover will be available with 375 hp or 510 hp in supercharged form — that’s a 75 hp and 110 hp bump over the previous engine lineup.
Press release after the jump.
Land Rover unveiled at the New York Auto Show the 2009 LR3, a SUV that revolutionized the mid-priced SUV category with its impressive technology and sophistication, unstoppable off-road strengths and poised on-road performance.
For 2009 the LR3 will be offered in only one model and two optional trim levels (HSE and HSE LUX). Minor refinements include a new wheel option, body color and interior enhancements.
Check the new features added to the LR3 after the jump.