It's In Supercar Territory Now

The 2020 Range Rover Velar Doubles in Price But Gets a Supercharged V8

February 8, 2019 Cars By

For 2020, the Range Rover Velar will get the brand’s top-tier treatment with an SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. The good news is the sleek, slab-sided SUV will get a monstrous V8. The bad news is the upgraded Velar comes with a price tag double that of the base model.

Unsurprisingly, the performance numbers look nothing like you’d expect from a two-ton-plus SUV. Rated at 542 horsepower, the 5.0-Liter supercharged V8 will help hustle the newest Velar from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and top out at 170 mph. Not too long ago, that’d be bonafide supercar territory. Helping the Velar put all that grunt to the road is an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, an electronic active differential, adaptive dampers, SV-tuned anti-roll-bars and SV brakes. Inside, the SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition gets all the quilted leather and brushed aluminum you can handle.

In true Range Rover fashion, all that performance and luxury comes at a steep price. When the 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition becomes available later this year, it’ll have a $111,347 price tag hanging on it. And at six-figures, the newest trim is more than twice the going rate of the $49,600 base Velar. Land Rover sure has a knack for matching drool-inducing power with eye-watering prices, but damn it if it’s not a good looking SUV.

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