Crossover & Midsize

Why the 2020 Range Rover Velar Is Better at Being a GT Than the BMW X6

When you think of an automotive brand that is able to create a vehicle that has an exceptional amount of comfort and style, your first thought may go to a BMW or a Mercedes. However, when it comes to luxurious and sporty SUVs, Land Rover has always strived to be the best of the best, and this year is no different. The new 2020 Range Rover Velar is a sporty and stylish SUV that comes equipped with a wide range of special features that help to make it one of the most versatile and luxurious SUVs on the market.

In fact, when it comes to comfort and style, the Range Rover Velar may actually be better at being a GT than the highly popular BMW X6.

The 2020 Range Rover Velar has an impressive design

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has always provided an exceptional combination of comfort and style. However, this year, the already impressive SUV kicked things up a notch with the new SVAutobiography Dynamic trim. 

The eye-catching exterior on the SVAutobiography trim is outlined in well-defined lines that travel straight down to the stylish 22-inch wheels that are covered in a glossy, dark-gray coat. To help give it a sportier look, this trim level also comes with a sleek rear spoiler and a newly redesigned front bumper as well as large, aggressive-looking front vents.

The interior comes equipped with everything that you would expect to find in a luxury vehicle.  The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system features two 10-inch infotainment displays that allow you to interact with several features at the same time.

Not only does the infotainment system come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it also comes with a 17-speaker Meridian premium audio system. And, if you want to make sure that your back seat passengers stay entertained on long road trips, the Range Rover Velar also offers a rear entertainment system that features two 8-inch high-resolution screens that are mounted to the back of the front passenger and driver’s headrest.

How powerful is the engine?

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic has the same engine and mechanics as the already popular Jaguar F-Pace SVR. The Range Rover Velar features a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that is paired with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers an impressive amount of power to the all-wheel-drive system. With the new V8 engine, the Range Rover Velar is able to produce up to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

The Range Rover Velar also comes with a Torque Vectoring with Braking system as well as an Intelligent Driveline Dynamic system that works together to evenly distribute the engine’s torque to all four wheels, giving the driver better control of the vehicle. This impressive SUV also comes with other stability control systems, including Dynamic Stability Control and Roll Stability Control.

Is the Range Rover Velar worthy of a GT title?

The Range Rover Velar is equipped with a luxurious interior and an impressively fast engine under the hood. Land Rover claims this SUV is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. While that is fast, MotorTrend recently noted that there are several other SUVs on the market today that are able to clear 60 mph in a shorter time.

When we think of a GT vehicle, we usually think of a super-fast, high-performance vehicle. However, the term “GT” stands for “Grand Touring,” which really means that the vehicle is able to travel a far distance (or a grand tour) while providing the driver and all passengers with a comfortable and stylish ride. And with all of the special features that come standard on the Velar, this vehicle is definitely able to give you an abundance of comfort and style.