Instead of the finest leathers, new Range Rovers now come swathed in ultra-modern wool-and-polyurethane blend upholstery in a nod to the company’s ferocious focus on sustainability.
This mild hybrid Velar, powered by an 105kW electric motor plus Ingenium petrol engine, also offers up to 64km of pure electric driving, with the caveat of real-world range expected to be around 51km.
Where less isn’t more, however, is in the bounty of impressive tech that no doubt enhances the desirability of this and all modern-day Range Rovers.
Everything runs on JLR’s next-generation Pivi Pro system – a handsome and intuitive interface that in our opinion wins the market – and the carmaker says up to 80 per cent of all features and functions can be accessed within two or fewer taps of the screen.
You get Amazon Alexa for company on your drives, wireless charging (of course), a 23-speaker Meridian Signature Sound System, and a litany of sophisticated driver assistance features to keep you safer on the roads.
The Velar also boasts the quietest cabin in its class (see BMW X4, Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan) thanks to the Active Road Noise Cancellation technology, while cabin air purification technology manages carbon dioxide levels in the cabin and filters out harmful allergens, particulates and pathogens for better health and wellbeing, and even greater alertness at the wheel. How’s that for ‘invisible luxury’?