The arrival of the first Range Rover Velar in US has generated a string of spectacular events that preceded a charity auction of the hotly anticipated new mid-size SUV.
The new Range Rover Velar made an impressive US debut, with an exclusive live online performance from British pop superstar Ellie Goulding. The chart-topping singer’s New York show preceded a charity auction of the car at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala.
The all new Range Rover Velar
Goulding brought a touch of British glamour to the Velar’s US launch party when she arrived in Manhattan – the Metropolitan home of Range Rover – to be the first person to drive the new Velar and to sing for a global online audience.
Her performance of ‘Love Me Like You Do’ opened the reveal event and was shown live on her Facebook page. “I have always been a big Range Rover fan and it was a pleasure to be a part of its launch here in the US. Even more rewarding to be supporting a local charity that improves over 10,000 lives every year in one of my favourite cities,” she quoted. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit organisation providing education and social services in the Bronx and north Manhattan.
Glamour, modernity and elegance
This car fills the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. It carries a very compelling, stand-out design in the class, showcasing perfectly optimised volume, powerful, taut surfaces and a stunning silhouette.
Range Rover Velar also continues Range Rover’s history of innovation, incorporating advanced technologies, compelling design and absolute attention to detail. Velar launches with a suite of consumer technologies, working together to create an in-built technology butler. At its heart is an all-new, cutting-edge infotainment system called Touch Pro Duo. Known as ‘Blade’ by development engineers because of its slender profile and clean surfaces, it makes the in-car technology experience clearer, quicker and more enjoyable, thereby enhancing every journey.
The car benefits from the lightweight aluminium architecture which is safer, stronger and cleaner, besides of course, greatly improving driving performance. Five engines are offered at launch, ranging from the clean, responsive 180PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel to the potent 380PS supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. A 300PS Ingenium petrol engine will join the Velar range later in 2017.
The Range Rover Velar is all set to woo motorcar aficionados, and what better place to begin the journey than New York?