The Land Rover Company has recently revealed its latest model in the lineup called Range Rover Velar. This model stands between the smaller Evoque and Sport model and it has gained major popularity among luxury SUV lovers. It offers more space inside than the Evoque and it features sportier design than the Sport model. However, the car maker has realized that they need to make the high performance version of this model since it is on its way to become the brand’s best-selling vehicle in the lineup. We are talking about the upcoming 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR.
The Velar SVR has been caught testing near the Nurburgring, and at the first glance it seems just like the standard version. However, if we take a closer look, we can notice some changes such as new bumper etc. Furthermore, the manufacturer will put under its hood the most powerful engine in the lineup. The interior will receive many exclusive tech features although it has already been nicely equipped as the 2018 standard model. All in all, its sporty, attractive, distinctive interior and excellent performance will make it very popular and worth waiting.
After it goes on sale sometime next year, its key rivals are expected to be Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Porsche Macan Turbo.
2019 Range Rover Velar SVR engine and performance
Under the hood of the standard Velar model are placed several types of gasoline, diesel, 4-cylinder and V-6 units. However, for the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR, we can expect the most powerful unit in the lineup. It is going to be a 5.0-liter V-8 supercharged engine which also powers the F-Ripe SVR and Range Rover Sport SVR models. This unit should be able to make around 550 horses and 502 pound-feet of torque. So it is expected to become the most powerful Land Rover ‘s model ever. The engine should be coupled to an upgraded 8-speed automatic transmission. As for the acceleration, the new Velar SVR should be able to hit 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is limited at 155 mph.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the new 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR will get updates all over the body which are characteristic to SVR models. Those are black-chrome details, black roof, sporty wheels which are much lighter and so on. On the front we will notice, new bumper, larger air intakes, and more massive splitter too. The grille should also receive a new mesh design.
On the back, there will be larger spoiler, revised bumper and new exhaust outlets and a diffuser. All in all, the new Velar SVR will look sportier and more aggressive but in the same time elegant.
Inside, the standard version is already very-well equipped and the new 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR will bring even more technology upgrades. The sporty seats will be comfortable and supportive. There will be some nice aluminum trims on the doors, dashboard and steering wheel. On the center of the dash, we will see a 10-inch display with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Release date and price of the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR
2019 Range Rover Velar SVR should arrive sometime in the end of 2018. As for the price, it should be in a range from $85,000-$100,000.