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Motor Envy: This Range Rover Velar is a glamorous cocoon for Ireland's mean streets

The Velar is a refined way to get off road.

What’s this then?

This is the handsome new Range Rover Velar. It is the fourth member of the Range Rover and this particular example will set you back €76,085.

What’s so special about it?

The Range Rover Velar is dripping with new technology and luxurious features. It uses the same aluminium architecture as the Jaguar F-Pace, however the Velar is longer. The Velar has a 2,874mm wheelbase – as a comparison the Evoque wheelbase is 2,660mm and the Range Rover Sport has a wheelbase of 2,923mm.

Any standout design features?

Yes, loads. The buzz word to describe the Velar is ‘reductionism’ with Land Rover claiming the design of the exterior and interior was driven by this concept. External features include super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, which are actually the slimmest headlight clusters ever fitted to a production Land Rover vehicle. There are also flush deployable door handles, just like you’d find on a Tesla.

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And what powers this Range Rover Velar?

This particular example is powered by a Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine produces 180hp at 4,000rpm and 430NM of torque at 4,000rpm. It is matched to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive, Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and active locking rear differential.

Does the Range Rover Velar have any luxurious touches?

Loads! The spacious, relaxing cabin is upholstered in Light Oyster/Ebony perforated grained leather seats, which are butter soft and supremely comfortable. And the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system features two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens, which are integrated behind black panels and are kept ‘secret until lit’. It makes the cabin feel very serene and uncluttered.

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But who would drive this car?

This car is for someone who wants to feel like the king of the road. Someone who wants to feel safe and secure but in a glamorous way. This car will keep you and your precious cargo safe and sound on the mean streets of Ireland thanks to the huge array of safety systems and that vice-like grip provided by the all-wheel drive system.

About the author:

Melanie May  / http://www.melaniemay.com

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