In the late 1960s, Land Rover began testing what would become its most iconic vehicle: the Range Rover. Rather than sending a nameless prototype into the world, the British automaker dubbed its creation “Velar.” Derived from the Latin word “Velaris,” meaning hidden or disguised, the badge signified an important work in progress, perhaps the brand’s most important work — until now.
Today, Range Rover represents an entire family of models, including the compact Evoque, crop-topped Range Rover Sport and full-size Range Rover. Each vehicle offers a unique combination of tremendous off-road capability and interior refinement. In this regard, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is no different. By every other measure, the all-new Velar redefines the Land Rover brand.
To properly test the newest addition to the Range Rover family, Autobytel traversed hundreds of miles on Norway’s diverse terrain. Here’s what we learned about the 2018 Velar.