Photos of the test prototype of the updated British Land Rover Range Rover Velar have been published. The novelty received camouflage only in the front and rear.
Land Rover released a brand new Range Rover late last year, updating the SUV’s design, platform, and technology. The next to receive a similar update will be the Range Rover Velar. The company unveiled it in 2017, and the car is set to get a new version midway through the current generation’s lifecycle. Western spy photographers were able to capture a prototype of the latter during hot-weather tests in Southern Europe.
“The SUV has camouflage covering only the front and rear panels, which at first glance hides little.”
The headlights are also covered in camouflage, which is likely to get new interior details. The front bumper of the Range Rover Velar also looks unchanged, matching the style of the Velar S with its recessed air intakes and a smaller opening at the bottom of the grille.
There are fewer chances to the rear, and it’s also covered in the film. Nevertheless, we can’t detect any significant changes. Land Rover will probably update the design of the taillights and give the bumper a new shape. There are no photos of the Velar’s interior yet, but don’t expect any big updates. Land Rover may give the model its latest infotainment technology, which could lead to the SUV getting new screens that could change the interior.
Given that this is a mid-cycle update and not much has changed in design, we don’t expect Land Rover to change its powertrain lineup. The current lineup of 3.0- and 2.0-liter engines with varying outputs are expected to return, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover may tweak the SUV’s drivetrain to make it more efficient, but we won’t see a significant increase in performance.