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2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review: Specs and Pricing


Range Rover Velar

Overview


The 2022 Range Rover Velar is Land Rover's tiny SUV with a focus on style, and it also distinguishes itself from its opulent siblings by exuding a refined atmosphere. The Velar is available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or an inline-six that is both turbocharged and supercharged, but its chassis lacks the stability and vigor that we find appealing on rival SUVs like the BMW X3, Genesis GV70, or Porsche Macan. The Velar is more likely to meet your needs if you're looking for a comfy cruiser, especially if a chic, high-tech cabin is important to you. The interior of the Velar features a standard widescreen infotainment system.


What Has Changed For 2022?


The Velar has only undergone minor modifications for 2022. All models in the lineup now come standard with heated front seats, and a new cabin air-filtration system with ionization is now an option. Another enhanced element of adaptive cruise control that is now optional provides steering assistance for highway driving as well as an off-road mode. The color pallet now includes Lantau Bronze Metallic and Ostuni Pearl White.


2022 Range Rover Velar: Interior And Comfort


Admire contemporary building design? The Velar's minimalist interior, which is mostly made up of horizontal lines and striking rectilinear forms, will certainly appeal to you. Oh, and the materials employed consistently are of good quality and are utilized in creative ways.


Consider the door trim: Land Rover adds the owner's choice of wood or metal to the section of the door between the upper and lower panels rather than employing a spear of wood or carbon fiber inlay into the upper part of the door panels.


Our test car had aluminum trim, and the Velar has superb finishing all over. The Velar can accommodate more carry-on luggage than its close competitors when the rear seats are folded or raised thanks to its generally boxy design and aesthetically acceptable rear overhang (bodywork that extends behind the rear wheels). With the rear seats folded down, we could fit 23 carry-ons in total.



2022 Range Rover Velar: Connectivity


Of course, it would be negligent of us to talk about the inside without mentioning the two outrageously futuristic-looking touchscreen displays on the dashboard. Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment interface, which is both simpler to use and more responsive than the InControl Touch Pro system from a year ago, is displayed on these two 10.0-inch displays.


However, it is not without its oddities. Eight speakers, voice control, in-dash navigation, Bluetooth phone, and music connectivity, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are all included as standard features. SiriusXM satellite radio and a superior audio system are only available with extra options or a trim-level upgrade for the Velar.


2022 Range Rover Velar: Engine And Performance


The Velar's base engine, a 247-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, is adequate but has trouble moving the heavy vehicle. For a 40,000-mile long-term test, we sampled a four-cylinder Velar, and that model needed 7.4 seconds to reach 60 mph. The 3.0-liter inline-six with turbochargers and superchargers, available with either 335 or 395 horsepower, will definitely deliver improved acceleration performance, but we haven't tried this new powerplant yet.


The handling of the Velar is by no means athletic, much like its acceleration. The suspension provides a strong, well-managed ride while skillfully managing the SUV's body motions and body roll. Models with the optional air suspension can adjust their ride height for more agile maneuvers both on and off the road.


2022 Range Rover Velar: Pricing


With a starting price of $58,300, the Range Rover Velar is more expensive than the average vehicle in its class. The starting MSRP for the top-of-the-line Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE is $78,900.


Which One To Purchase?


The P250 R-Dynamic S, which comes with 19-inch wheels, dual exhaust with polished finishes, a blacked-out grille, and leather and suede interior upholstery, is what we'd advise choosing. A drive-mode selection, an adjustable suspension system, and All Terrain Progress Control, which functions as a kind of adaptive cruise control at low speeds or in slick situations, are also included with the Dynamic Handling package.




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