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Range Rover Velar Joins The Legions of Mid-sized Crossovers With Distinction

As a brand of royal warrants the new Range Rover Velar enters the crowded US mid-sized crossover market with a flair of privilege. As its larger siblings have developed bulging muscles and overt aggression … the new Velar is going for a super-sleek modern profile that can assume wonderfully changeable identities.

Indeed the unadorned sophistication inside and out is actually very bold. At a time when more front fascia acreage seems to be the default design, the Velar front grill, winged headlamps and lower vents all seem to be in ideal proportion. The 18 inch 15 spoke silver sparkle finish may be the Velar’s most ostentatious accessory.

Inside, the luxurious two-tone leather seating for 5 and matching dash and door panel accents create a spare but lush experience punctuated by artfully integrated tech gear.

Legendary Range Rover all wheel drive know-how powers the Velar for agile on-road and capable alt-terrain performance. With engines ranging from a rugged 180 horsepower diesel to a peppy 380 horsepower  3.0 liter V6 the Velar covers a lot of market territory.

The Range Rover Velar is available in six variants from a base $50,000 up through the S, SE, R-Dynamic HSE and First Edition topping out just shy of $90,000.