It’s not every day we get behind the wheel of a Range Rover, and it’s not every day that Range Rover turns 50. To celebrate half a century of rolling out luxury SUVs, the brand has even built the limited-edition Range Rover Fifty. Our way of joining the party? We try out the Range Rover Velar.
The Velar is a midsize crossover from the same brand that has brought us the Land Rover Defender. Unlike its more utilitarian stablemate, though, it’s super-sleek and has pretty much everything you’d expect from a modern luxury SUV.
Quick spec check, then: The Velar is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that puts out 178hp and 430Nm via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Despite being classified as a midsize crossover, it’s got all the room you’ll ever need, whether you’re the driver or one of the passengers. Features include a power tailgate, automatic headlights, a high-res dual display, and plush leather seats, to name just a few.
But rather than simply stating the details here, we’ll just let you hit play on the video above and watch our review of this plush crossover. After you do that, head over to the comments and let us know what you think.