Can a luxury crossover be more luxurious and expensive? If you ask bosses in Range Rover, they would say yes. The 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR is going to be an upgraded version of mid-size SUV. Styling, specs, interior, safety… everything is on the higher level. The price also. But, fans of Velar don’t mind so much. They know what they get and what they are paying for.
In short, the Range Rover Velar SVR is a mid-size luxury sports SUV. It will have the same dimensions as its sibling. The SVR is 190 inches long, 76 inches wide, 65 inches high, with a 113-inch wheelbase. In Range Rover, the new base SUV is taking a position between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The SVR version of 2019 Range Rover Velar will use a V-8 engine to achieve higher outputs.
2019 Range Rover Velar SVR Safety
Performance of the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR might be in the first plan, but safety results of the standard vehicle are astonishing. There is no reason why it can’t be copied to SVR model. The newest member of the Range Rover lineup earned a maximum of 5 stars at the EuroNCAP crash simulation test. Velar won 93% of points in the field of adult safety and 85% for the safety of children in the car. When it comes to pedestrian protection, the new Range Rover has a 74% score, and for assisted driving systems it is estimated at 72%.
This high grade in the field of technology that is of assistance to the driver is thanks to the automatic collision-braking system. It includes the pedestrian recognition function, and warnings of the driver on their occurrence. The 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR also boasts a rear sensors system, then lane departure alert, as well as a warning to the driver’s drowsiness.
2019 Range Rover Velar SVR Engine
While the base unit is using a potent V-6 drivetrain, the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR will exploit a V-8 beast. We can surely claim engineers are about to employ a 5.0-l powertrain. It comes with a supercharger and an 8-speed gearbox. This automatic transmission came as a replacement for an old 6-pace box. This combination will be good for at least 500 horses. We can conclude it by comparing Range Rover Velar SVR drivetrain and Jaguar XF model. The XE Project 8 will definitely raise the bar to 600 horses.
With such performance, the 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR will draw the attention of fans that love performance-tuned crossovers. For example, there is AMG Mercedes-Benz lineup. Newcomers are Audi Sport and BMW M series of existing SUVs. Also, there is a Porsche Cayenne Turbo as an old dog in this segment.
2019 Range Rover Velar SVR Conclusion
With SVR model, Range Rover will try to make a statement on the European market. This will be a test o capability for the company. It would be early for 2019 Range Rover Velar SVR to go overseas. But, if this model succeeds in an Old Continent and in the UK, then we will surely see it in the US market in 2020.