Preview the 2018 Land Rover Velar

March 27th, 2017 by


Land Rover already has a wide range of SUVs, from the classic Land Rover Range Rover to the  recently introduced Land Rover Discovery Sport. Now, the automaker has announced the introduction of a brand-new midsize SUV, called the 2018 Land Rover Velar. It falls between the Land Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the vast lineup, and it proves much sportier in nature than the typical off-road-oriented models typically presented by Land Rover. And its set to compete with the likes of the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan. Want an inside look of the 2018 Land Rover Velar? Read on to find out what you can expect when it arrives at Land Rover West Chester.

What to Expect

There’s plenty of excitement with the 2018 Land Rover Velar. For example, you’ll have your choice of three powertrains: a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel machine generating 180 hp; a 2.0L 4-cylinder producing 247 hp; and a 3.0L V6 putting out 380 hp, which can tow up to 5,500 pounds. All powertrains are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with all-wheel drive as the standard setup. Safety technology comes in the form of available independent emergency braking, which can sense pedestrians, adaptive cruise control, and reverse traffic detection.

Additionally, the 2018 Land Rover Velar takes a unique approach to the cabin, offering environmentally friendly seat materials as an alternate to leather. There’s even a new InControl infotainment system that will be released with this model, dubbed Touch Pro Duo. It incorporates two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens, one of which will help to control the climate and off-road modes, and the other boasting tablet-style controls. You will have four trims from which to choose.

Further innovations include:

  • Flush door handles that retract when not in use
  • Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Split sliding armrests
  • Head-Up Display
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with two 8-inch screens
  • Optional Activity Key, which is waterproof and grants access to the vehicle

When Will the 2018 Land Rover Velar Arrive?

The 2018 Land Rover Velar will begin to arrive later this year at dealerships in the United States, and prices will begin at $49,900 MSRP.  A limited run of First Edition models will also hit the market, costing $89,300 MSRP. Wayne and Newton Square drivers can rest assured that Land Rover West Chester will have this model in stock as soon as we can. In the meantime, be sure to explore the current Land Rover lineup, which we have available in a variety of trims and colors. And don’t hesitate to keep in touch with us for the latest on the arrival of the 2018 Land Rover Velar!