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The futuristic design of Range Rover Velar is nothing less than a work of art

131-range-rover-velar Range Rover Velar

If you believe in the adage “money is not about the noise it can make but about the silence it can buy,” then the Range Rover Velar, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, should be on your radar.

Besides the fact that clean lines blend seamlessly into surface design, (take a look at the waistline), even the Premium LED headlamps with signature DRL (Daytime Running Lights) seem nothing less than a work of art.

The clean and futuristic design of the dash and central console, perforated grained leather seats, panoramic sunroof, air quality sensor, 360-degree parking aid and navigation pro add to the luxury quotient. In fact, it also offers 10-way seats (8 ways electric and 2 ways manual) with driver memory and a powered gesture tail gate.

At 4797 mm, the Velar is not exactly compact, but its 1997cc engine that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, makes it a breeze to manoeuvre. And, overtaking is frankly a hassle-free experience, especially in ‘Dynamic’ mode. This is certainly not a punchy engine, but that does not mean it is unexciting. It can deliver some insane speeds when occasion demands. However, it seems more suited for straight-line driving rather than racing up and down mountains with hair-pin bends.

One of the most remarkable things about the Range Rover Velar is its cabin, which filters out all unwanted noises making it incredibly silent, thus offering one of the finest luxury touches we have experienced so far.

Starting at Rs 78.33 lakh, the Range Rover Velar is not cheap, but then luxury CBUs (completely built units) always command a price! In this case, buyers can also rest assured in terms of safety as Velar checks all the boxes and you also get 24/7 road side assistance. Can it seriously get better