Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic edition, going on sale later this year. Per our helpful Land Rover buying guide, the Range Rover Velar is Land Rover’s luxury compact SUV. It has more modern and aerodynamic styling with recessed door handles. “SV” means it will be high performance. “Autobiography” means it will be fancy. “Dynamic” means it will be more aggressively styled. This model will be a one-year special edition.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic edition of the Velar adds a 550-horsepower version of Jaguar Land Rover’s Supercharged 5.0-liter V8. It has SV tuning for the brakes and an eight-speed Quickshift transmission. It will accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 170mph, performance on par with the Range Rover Sport SVR.
The new top-of-the-line Velar is geared for on-road performance (though still “an SUV for any occasion”) with 21-inch standard wheels. It won’t skip out on the luxury with “quilted, perforated and twin-stitched” leather upholstery, a lot of “knurled aluminum,” many items that are “bespoke” and optional 22-inch wheels with a “diamond-turned finish.”
There’s definitely room in the Land Rover lineup for an even smaller, but still hot SUV. We will hold a candle for an absolutely raucous Evoque. Though, this Velar will be a cut well above “hot SUV” efforts like the Ford Explorer ST. American pricing has not yet been revealed. But, the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic edition will start at £86,120 in the U.K. which is more than $111,000.
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