UPDATE: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed an additional 221kW 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine for the Velar range. Details here
Full Australian pricing for the coming Range Rover Velar has surfaced, well ahead of its launch near the end of this year.
Initial pricing had already been revealed in March, with Jaguar Land Rover’s Australian arm confirming a price range of between $70,300 and $135,400 before on-road costs, depending on the model selected.
From launch, buyers will also have the option of a First Edition model priced from $168,250 in diesel form and $169,150 for the petrol version – again, before on-road costs.
Catch up: In dimensions, the Velar slots in above the small style-focused Evoque and below the larger (and more practical) Sport. No surprise, and as its slender form and tapered roofline suggest, the Velar’s role is to be the perfectly stylish yet still rather practical inbetweener.
To the point on practicality, the Velar rides on a 2874mm wheelbase and boasts a 558-litre rear cargo area (seats-up), which sets it just between the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (2873mm/550L) and the regular GLC (2873/655). Now you have a picture of its size and segment.
Of course, the Velar is built on the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace, which rides on an identical 2874mm wheelbase, but, to its credit, offers a slightly more cavernous 650 litres of space in the boot.
Powertrains available to Velar buyers will include two petrol and three diesel options. All get an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all get all-wheel-drive.
As confirmed in March, those engines will include 132kW/430Nm TD4 and 177kW/500Nm SD4 versions of JLR’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, with a bigger 221kW/700Nm SDV6 turbo-diesel to headline the oil-burner end.
On the petrol side, there’s a 184kW/365Nm 2.0-litre Ingenium unit, joined by a 280kW/450Nm supercharged ‘V6 S/C‘.
In March, JLR also confirmed a 221kW/400Nm version of the 2.0-litre mill for the Velar, which should join the range early in 2018. (And, in the time since that announcement, this same engine has also been locked in as a new entry model for the Jaguar F-Type.)
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The biggest diesel boasts a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds – spritely in its own right – but the super V6 is sharper still at 5.7 seconds. (A number shared this week with the Honda Civic Type R, but I digress…)
Model grades include the eponymous Velar, then S, SE, and HSE – repeated a tad with the R-Dynamic, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE.
At the entry end, the standard Velar’s standard equipment includes – among other items – 18-inch alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking (pedestrian), rear-view camera, regenerative braking, selectable driving modes, leather steering wheel, partial leather-look seat trim and LED tail lights.
Pricing up the entire options list for the entry model would see you clear into a whole new car, but highlights include an $11,600 upgrade to 20-way powered seats with memory/massage/heat/cool settings (rear in this option gets heating/cooling only), along with Matrix LED or Matrix-Laser LED headlights, Meridian sound, surround camera, digital radio and digital TV, Park Assist, four zone climate control, a head-up display, and much more.
Scoot to the top end of the ‘regular’ range – the R-Dynamic HSE – and standard equipment highlights include 21-inch alloy wheels, 17-speaker audio, leather seats and interior trim, low-speed autonomous emergency braking, powered front seats with memory and massaging, a full digital instrument display and air suspension, among many others.
At this stage, there’s no indication that different variants in the range will feature anything other than the two stacked 10-inch displays, although we could see smaller or fewer screens in lower-spec models.
Including the First Edition models, there are 42 models in the local Velar range.
Watch for more details on the company’s plans for the Velar line-up as its late-2017 launch draws near.
Si4 – $70,950
Si4 S – $82,050
Si4 SE – $90,950
Si4 HSE – $107,250
Si4 R-Dynamic – $76,950
Si4 R-Dynamic S – $88,050
Si4 R-Dynamic SE – $96,950
Si4 R-Dynamic HSE – $113,250
V6 S/C supercharged petrol
V6 S/C – $93,750
V6 S/C S – $104,850
V6 S/C SE – $113,750
V6 S/C HSE – $130,050
V6 S/C R-Dynamic – $99,750
V6 S/C R-Dynamic S – $110,850
V6 S/C R-Dynamic SE – $119,750
V6 S/C R-Dynamic HSE – $136,050
V6 S/C First Edition – $169,150
TD4 – $71,550
TD4 S – $82,650
TD4 SE – $91,550
TD4 HSE – $107,850
TD4 R-Dynamic – $77,550
TD4 R-Dynamic S – $88,650
TD4 R-Dynamic SE – $97,550
TD4 R-Dynamic HSE – $113,850
SD4 – $80,950
SD4 S – $92,050
SD4 SE – $100,950
SD4 HSE – $117,250
SD4 R-Dynamic – $86,950
SD4 R-Dynamic S – $98,050
SD4 R-Dynamic SE – $106,950
SD4 R-Dynamic HSE – $123,250
SDV6 – $92,850
SDV6 S – $103,950
SDV6 SE – $112,850
SDV6 HSE – $129,150
SDV6 R-Dynamic – $98,850
SDV6 R-Dynamic S – $109,950
SDV6 R-Dynamic SE – $118,850
SDV6 R-Dynamic HSE – $135,150
SDV6 First Edition – $168,250