Not only does it look like it’s from five years in the future, but the interior does too – it does away with conventional buttons in favour of razor-sharp screens. There are even more innovations on the chassis and means that drivers looking for the most tech should look towards this.
Here are the areas of the Velar that are at the forefront of mass market motoring…
Media and displays
At the centre of the cockpit, drivers will find two touchscreen displays as part of the Touch Pro Duo system, giving the driver control of multiple settings and options at the same time – for example, you can have the media on the top screen and sat-nav on the lower one. As well as this, the instrument dials are replaced with the Interactive Driver Display – a customisable screen that can be altered to show the figures the driver finds most important. That is controlled by the multifunction steering wheel, which employs touch-sensitive panels instead of buttons.
Drivers can also choose to check on their Velar with the Remote Smart Watch or Smartphone application that can remotely lock and unlock the car, set the climate control, show the car’s location and track your journeys. Screens can also be fitted to the back of the front head rests for the rear passengers to watch, while a Wi-Fi hotspot can also be installed along with smartphone connectivity.
To make sure the Velar feels great to drive, Land Rover has fitted it with a series of systems to improve driving pleasure and comfort. Adaptive dynamics mean the car can stay on an even keel whatever mode the driver chooses, as the system monitors the body and steering movements 500 times a second and adjusts the dampers accordingly – while dynamic stability control ensures the Velar is unwavering whether on- or off-road with the help of roll stability control.
As it is a Range Rover at heart, the Velar also comes with multiple systems to ensure it doesn’t get stuck off the beaten track, such as the latest Terrain Response system that can automatically adapt to the driving surface and low traction launch that finds the wheels with the most grip when setting off.See Available Range Rover Velar deals
If all of those systems weren’t enough, the Velar comes with four driver assists as standard – emergency braking, lane keep assist, front and rear parking aid and a rear camera. But if those aren’t enough, three optional packs are available. The best of which is the driver assist pack, which adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot assist, high-speed emergency braking, a 360-degree surround camera, park assist, 360-degree parking aid and rear traffic monitor – all of which can improve your drive, while also making difficult situations on the road much easier.