The segment of luxury mid-size crossovers is pretty tough these days and among numerous models in the offer, you can also find this one, a two-row SUV from Land Rover, which competes with models like BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q8 etc. It arrived as a completely new model three years ago and we are pretty sure it’s still early for major changes. Therefore, the 2021 Range Rover Velar will most likely carry on without more important novelties.
This means that you may count on a crossover that has a lot of strong points. Of course, it looks great, while we particularly like the elegant and hi-quality interior. Furthermore, the offer of engine options is impressive, while the advanced all-wheel-drive system ensures excellent off-road performances. All these things are the reason why we consider Velar one of the best two-row mid-size luxury SUVs on the market. We presume that next year’s version will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2021 Range Rover Velar Redesign
Considering that it still seems early for a facelift, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Range Rover Velar won’t feature any particular changes. Therefore, we expect to see a familiar layout. The recognizable shape comes in pair with Range Rover’s typical design language, which hasn’t changed for years. Just a couple of fancy details are here to make it clear that we are talking about t fresh modern SUV. The next year could bring a couple of new color options to the table. Anything more than that would be a real surprise.
The same thing goes for mechanics. Like most JLR models, this one is also based on a familiar D7 platform. Still, it comes with several upgrades, particularly in terms of different kinds of off-road goodies. Things like locking rear differential, a low-speed crawl control system, and an adaptive air suspension are available, while the company’s well-known Terrain Response system is standard across the whole range.
Interior changes won’t come either. Therefore, you may count on a familiar cabin layout, which comes in Land Rover’s typical manner. The dashboard features classic design solutions, which look really nice in this case. Also, materials are at a pretty high level, so we can say this is one of the best-looking cabins in the class. The only thing most drivers don’t like is that dual-screen infotainment system, which looks a little bit confusing.
Besides good quality, this cabin also offers plenty of space. Both rows are generous in terms of leg and headroom, while seats are also massive and supportive. Furthermore, leather upholstery is standard in all models. The driving position is pretty good as well as visibility. On the other side, the cargo area offers less space compared to most rivals. You may count on about 29.4 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 60.2 cubic feet with them folded.
We might see a couple of additions for the next year, but most of the things will remain the same for the next year. Therefore, all models will come standard with things like two 10-inch touch screens, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, and an 11-speaker stereo. Additionally, you can get a digital gauge cluster, 17- and 23-speaker sound systems, a rear-seat entertainment system with two 8-inch screens etc.
When it comes to safety, things like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition are standard. Additionally, you can get a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system.
2021 Range Rover Velar Engines
The engine offer will remain generous for the next year. You may count on four gasoline options, starting from a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower. If you are looking for something peppier, there is a Supercharged 3.0-liter V6, which comes in two output variants, with either 340 or 380 horsepower. Finally, there is a 5.0-liter V8, good for a full 550 horsepower.
All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, this crossover can tow up to 5.500 pounds.
2021 Range Rover Velar Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, the 2021 Range Rover Velar should hit the market sometime in late 2020. Base models will go around 57.000 dollars.