These changes meant the new model in a measly 3.0l had the same power to weight ratio as the old 4.4 and was more fuel efficient, more reliable and much, much, more fun to drive. If I was trying to predict, before any official announcements, the future of the Range Rover (which, coincidentally, I am) the first and most logical place to look would be at Range Rover’s new Velar.
You can expect Land Rover to follow suit with their new products, it helps with continuity across the line up and one imagines it also helps with the cost and forecasting of parts during production. Well they do have to maintain those margins somehow. So, what’s new about the Velar? What does it have that neither the Evoque, Sport or Range Rover contenders can provide? Well, first and foremost its billed as “the avant-guarde Range Rover”, and frankly I have no idea what that means. It does, however, have a striking new grill, never-before-seen body work as well as brand-new headlights. By my reckoning these are the features we shall see, in even larger, more glorious form on the new Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography.