THE Range Rover Velar may have been crowned World Car Design of the Year at the recent World Car Awards, but that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement.
The Velar can now be ordered for the first time with a 275PS three-litre V6 diesel, producing 625Nm of torque and, for the 2019 model year, customers have a greater breadth of choice when specifying their vehicle with an adaptive dynamic system and air suspension added to the list of options.
Joining the suite of driver assistance systems, adaptive cruise control with steering assist operates between 0-180km/h and uses the existing adaptive cruise control functionality with lane centring to steer the vehicle within its lane as it maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front.
Other features include a stop and go function that allows the driver to follow a vehicle to a smooth stop and resume from stationary when the driver prompts the system by tapping the accelerator pedal.
Radar-based high-speed emergency braking enables enhanced forward collision detection. The system works between 6-99 mph and is able to detect an imminent collision, alerting the driver and applying the brakes if the driver fails to respond.
Now fitted as standard, all customers will benefit from a rear camera, front and rear parking aids, driver condition monitor, emergency braking and lane keep assist.
Customer convenience is boosted by a larger 82-litre fuel (up from 63-litres) tank fitted to P250 and P300 two-litre petrol models, delivering greater range while the petrol engines themselves are now equipped with particulate filters.
Range Rover dealers are taking orders now for the 2019 Velar range with prices starting ftom £44,735.