Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has officially introduced the new Range Rover Velar at a starting price of RM529,800. Previously, the Velar has been made available for order.
We at allcarschannel.com have covered the Velar since it first came out. Therefore, the availability of the Velar in Malaysia is indeed a welcome sight for Premium SUV buyers and enthusiasts.
In looks, the Velar carries a progressive design featuring a seductive silhouette, flush deployable door handles, integrated rear spoiler as well as distinctive design cues from the front bumper to the rear of the vehicle, foil stamped grille and Matrix LED headlights. The twin chrome exhaust finishers that are integrated into the rear bumper, provide a subtle reference to the Velar’s power and performance. Emphasis is placed on the Flush Deployable Door Handles and Matrix LED headlights. Two variants are on tab for the Velar, the Velar (P250) with standard 20-inch wheels and Velar R-Dynamic (P250) with 21-inch wheels.
Moving inside, the Range Rover Velar takes up the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which is the centerpiece of the Velar’s interior. The Touch Pro Duo features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind secret-until-lit surfaces. These slim, intuitive displays work in harmony with the cabin architecture while adding an overall sense of modernity to the vehicle’s design. The Touch Pro Duo system allows the driver to multitask with greater safety by using two screens simultaneously.
The instrument panel’s strong, horizontal beam is the defining element of the Velar’s interior architecture. It rakes back dramatically towards the windscreen to create the fastest angle of any Land Rover and underlines the Velar’s dynamic driving characteristics. The slender air vents reinforce the Velar’s reductive, technology-enabled design. Coupled with a 12.3-inch Interactive display, driving the Velar has never been more interesting especially with four visual themes and a full-screen 3D navigation display.
Comfort is key in the Velar, thanks to sculpted seats, matched with perforated grained leather which is standard for the P250 variant or perforated leather with suede cloth is reserved for the R-Dynamic variant, and for even more plush experience, go for the Kvadrat highly durable wool-blend premium textile contrasted with Suede cloth (optional).
The Velar is one of the safest vehicles on the planet due to its comprehensive safety system that includes six airbags and a suite of technology advanced driver assistance systems including Head Up Display**, Navigation Pro System and Cruise Control Speed Limiter.
Exceptional performance and efficiency comes from its Ingenium powertrain, that is matched to a smooth-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. The Velar is fitted with the P250 powertrain. It is the first of the two new petrol engines that develops peak power of 250PS and high maximum torque of 365Nm, which is maintained from just 1,200rpm to 4,500rpm. This means that the Velar can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds and return an impressive 7.6-liters/100km and 173g/km CO2.
The Range Rover Velar is offered in two variants: Velar (P250) at RM529,800 and Velar R-Dynamic (P250) at RM588,800. Colors available are Fuji White, Yulong White, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Kaikoura Stone, Firenze Red, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey; along with five interior color options of Ebony/Ebony, Acorn, Vintage Tan/Ebony, Eclipse/Ebony and Light Oyster/Ebony.