Many years ago, the Range Rover Star Pulse filled the gap between small Range Rover Aurora and a larger Range Rover Movement Edition. It looks very fashionable. The narrow front headlights and elegant tailoring body complement each other, which can be powered by a 400 -horsepower six -cylinder engine. This is exactly our test of cars.
Design -sharp elegance
Range Rover Val looks good in the photo, but it will only go online. It is quite large, although it may not look like at first glance, because its length is 4.8 meters. However, at the same time, it is very low, the most prominent when looking from the side. The outline of the car looks like you squeezed it with a SUV and expand its length and width. Finally, the overall impression is completed by the low LED headlights before and after. Even the 20 -inch disk eventually looked very small …
The successful design of the test car has also increased the grade of R-Dynamic Black Pack, including black paint car roof, non-ferrous B-pillar window, metal paint, fog lights and panoramic sunroofs.
Internally, it is an important digitalization. Like some Audi models (starting from A6), the Range Rover has a pair of display screens that can control all the functions of the car. The above is mainly used for multimedia and similar functions, and the following is used for driving mode (highway and off -road) and climate control.
In a positive perspective, air conditioners and heating can also be simply controlled by knobs. They also have display and display temperature. If you press these circular controls, they will change to the heating or ventilation settings of the seat, and the selected strength level will be displayed in the middle.
The car manufacturer also left a physical control for multimedia volume, which is located below the display and between temperature controls. However, other controls are already tactile -for example, stable control, the activation of braking during downhill, windshield blowing, and maximum air conditioning performance. But these are buttons that drivers do not often need.
The two monitors can be seen not only in the dark, but also in the bright sun. In addition, they have excellent resolution and very fast response. By the way, the upper display is inclined, so not only small but also large drivers can clearly see it.
have enough space
Velar is satisfied with the space in the cabin. In front and behind. Even if it has an additional panoramic sunroof, even a passenger of about 190 cm, the head space of the front seats will not have a problem. If you are about 180 cm like me, there will be a lot of space on your head.
The rear seats are similar. In addition, sitting on the back seat is not completely punished. The bench has enough seats, and even adjusting the tilt of the back will not be unhappy. This car is five, but driving at five o’clock is definitely not an experience. However, at four o’clock, you will feel comfortable in the car, and you don’t have to limit any direction of your own.
For suitcases, you can use a regular luggage. The basic volume is 568 liters and the volume behind the folding is 1374 liters. The disadvantage may be that the luggage floor is quite high from the ground. To a certain extent, this can be solved by “release” the air suspension and starts the car as low as possible.
400 horsepower mild hybrid six cylinder
Under the hood of the P400 version of the test car, a mild hybrid gasoline fork six cylinders with turbocharged (when Vlar arrives, it has a six -cylinder compressor). Its power is 294 kW / 400 hp, the peak of the torque is 550 nm, and it can be used at 2000 RPM. All four wheels are driven by an automatic gearbox by the eight speed. If we add a hundred -step sprint only 5.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h?
That “talking on paper” is not bad at all, what do you say? The steering wheel is also very similar. This car will never lack performance. But its performance is quite good, you will feel that it should not be a sports SUV. Performance is mainly as a potential safety function here, just like the car said, “Do you need overtaking? Or solve the other dangerous situation? Just step on the accelerator, I will accelerate immediately.” This is actually you Expectation of such cars.
Thanks to the successful sound insulation, the riding process is calm and quiet. Even if the throttle increases a lot, the sound of the engine will not enter the cab. It is similar to the noise from a bicycle, and it is actually invisible. Neither rolling tires nor suffering any blows when crossing.
The test parts are equipped with a air chassis, and the car also expands other functions. It can change the separation clearance, which is particularly useful during off -road. As a standard, the ground clearance is 213 mm, but it can increase to 251 mm after the chassis is inflated. Then water pillars with a wading 580 mm. At the same time, the approximate angle will be improved (the front is 27.5 °, the rear is 29 °, and the transition is 23.5 °). But this car is mainly used for off -road use.
It works better on the road, and the air suspension makes the car closer to the highway at a higher speed or motion mode. At that time, the center of gravity would decline, and the Range Rover velar could encounter an corner. However, he weighed more than two tons, which was reflected in his (middle) dexterity. It’s not that it is a clumsy box, but it doesn’t look light. However, it is necessary to add that in the dynamic mode, the body is almost tilted, and the restrictions are tires.
However, at a faster speed, I will like the front seats to have more obvious side guidance or narrower side guidance when turning. The front row passengers sat on a comfortable chair and drove at the corner. Maybe this is just my problem (I have 75 kg), maybe a stronger passenger will better catch them, I don’t know.
But velar is not convincing in terms of comfort. On a 20 -inch wheels with tires, he makes bump feel more than I think. Even on the high -quality road without holes, it is not as expected to swing and comfortable as I expected the car with air chassis.
Don’t misunderstand what I meant. This car is absolutely good and will not drive well, but the price you must pay for the test part-plus all surcharge, it is 2.7 million krony-I still want to be a little more. Although the Audi Q5 does not provide a six -cylinder gasoline engine, it is still more comfortable in the chassis settings (air is also available). In the end, the BMW X3 is more comfortable. It “only” has an adaptive chassis and it cannot have air. In addition, it is more agile at the corner.
Need to fully connect motors with large power. You can drive about 10 liters / 100 kilometers, but it will drive at idle speed and will never have any benefits to him. According to the usual style, when you are not afraid of stepping on the accelerator, you can count more than 13 liters/100 kilometers. But they are glad to have an unexpected 82 -liter fuel tank now.
Conclusion and price
Range Rover velrar looks really great. In his opinion, the scene looks better than in the photo. In fact, it drives well, but we still keep it. You can feel its weight, it is not as comfortable as we expect from the existence of the air chassis and its price label. On the other hand, it can only be subjective defects, and you may like its comfort. Take a look at the car. However, it is certain that after the tested 400 horsepower gasoline engine, it can be very fast, but it does not need to be anxious anywhere, and it will not force the driver in any way.
What about the price? The starting price of Range Rover velar is 1,575,720, and the basic P250 gasoline version with a 250 -horsepower and two -liter engine contains VAT. The test parts P400 started from the lowest equipment S, and the price was less than 500,000 (including 2,025,347 Czech Coco). The tested R-Dynamic SE starts at 2,223,445 Czech Coco (including VAT), and the additional equipment for this special product has increased the price by less than 500,000 krone.