Range Rover Velar started with a clean sheet and the premise of less is more.

When they launched in 2017 they immediately became a segment leader with its beautiful design and driving dynamics.

Designed to slide between the Range Rover Sport and the urban sensation Evoque, the Velar introduces advanced technologies, a new design philosophy and styling innovation combined with maintaining the heritage of the brand.

There are a number of variants and engine combinations available. Here we road test the Range Rover Velar P250 SE model.

Exterior

I hope the designers got a big bonus because the Velar design is simply beautiful.

From every angle the Velar maintains a simple elegance matched by few vehicles. The proportions are almost perfect.

Displaying a smooth rounded bonnet and grill contrasted with a sharp silhouette through to the accentuated curve of the rear, everywhere you look the design is sleek, emphasised by super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights and flush deployable door handles

It looks both well-groomed yet muscular and the 21 inch optional alloys facilitate the dual function of filling the wheel arch space and to accentuate the long wheelbase and proportions.