A high-powered version of the stylish Range Rover Velar is headed for South Africa in the second half of 2019. Meet the Velar SVAutobigraphy Dynamic Edition!
The forthcoming Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition will top the local range when it arrives later this year and not only will it offer higher levels of luxury and exclusivity, but it will feature more performance too.
A supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine with 405 kW makes it the most powerful Velar to date and it will sprint from zero to 100 kph in 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 274 kph using an 8-speed automatic transmission to power all 4 wheels via a reworked AWD system. The model is also equipped with uprated brakes, active rear locking differential, air suspension and a Variable Active Exhaust System. An advanced Intelligent Driveline Dynamics system allows as much as 100% to be directed to the rear wheels, depending on the conditions.
Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Developing the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is the kind of task Special Vehicle Operations was made for. The challenge here was to increase performance without compromising the composure, capability and refinement inherent in Range Rover Velar. We’ve done this and, in the process, created an SUV that strikes a brilliant balance between go-anywhere practicality, dynamic performance and relaxing comfort – it truly is an SUV for any occasion.”
The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition will offer bespoke exterior and interior design details.
The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is equipped with a new grille and front bumper with larger air intakes to help cool the engine and brakes. The revised rear bumper houses integrated quad exhaust finishers. This Velar will also be exclusively available in Satin Byron Blue metallic paint finish in combination with a Narvik Black contrasting roof. Other colours include Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Fuji White and Indus Silver.
The model rides lightweight 21-inch forged aluminum wheels with 22-inch wheels optionally available.
On the inside, the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition features exclusive twin-stitched, perforated and quilted Windsor leather offered in either Ebony, Cirrus, Vintage, Tan or Pimento. The front seats are heated and cooled and are 20-way adjustable with massage and memory function as standard.
Other notable features include a sports steering wheel with aluminium gear shift paddles, a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display and Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.
Stuart Adlard, SV Senior Vehicle Engineering Manager, Land Rover, said: “The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition retains the all-terrain capability and comfort customers expect from a Range Rover, with an even more rewarding and engaging driving experience. The result is a composed and luxurious SUV that looks, sounds and feels unique.”
It's worth mentioning that the Range Rover Velar D300 R-Dynamic SE was crowned as the Premium SUV champion in the recent 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - Powered by WesBank.
Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition - Price in SA
The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition will be priced from R1 714 000.