Range Rover Velar shown off at the Geneva Motor Show

Geneva

The new Range Rover Velar was shown off this week at the glitzy Geneva Motor Show.

It allowed attendees a good opportunity to study the design and play with the fantastic new infotainment system.

Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic with contrast black roof, on stand at the Geneva Motor Show

A cutaway model allowed visitors a great view of the stunning interior. In this case trimmed in the Light Oyster/Ebony two tone perforated Windsor leather.

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The model displayed is the R-Dynamic variant which has a sporty stance and copper detailing in the front bumper, bonnet vents and side blades. It compliments the premium metallic paint shown here well. But care will taken over colour choices on this variant to avoid a colour clash.

This model is also shown with contrasting black roof and panoramic roof, both available as an optional extra.

Range Rover Velar with one side removed to show off new interior, on stand at the Geneva Motor Show

Infotainment

The new InControl Touch Duo system on the Velar is a radical departure for Range Rover.

InControl Touch Duo as featured in the new Range Rover Velar on stand at the Geneva Motor Show

It consists of two large touch screens on the centre console. One in the traditional position which is primarily used for audio visual. This tilts forward when turning on the ignition. The second is for Climate, Seating and Vehicle settings. It also contains two rotary ‘magic’ switches which control various functions which depends on which screen is currently displayed.

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All screens blend well with the console trims and appear gloss black until activated. This is also true of the steering wheel controls.

A further screen is standard on all but the most basic model and is called the Interactive Driver Display. Replacing the standard instrument clocks behind the steering wheel and is a 12.3 inch high definition display.

Range Rover Velar interior dashboard. Interactive Driver Display in Navigation mode.

It can be configured to portray driving information, entertainment, navigation or phone settings. It is powered by an Intel Quad Core Processor mated to a high speed 60gb solid state hard drive. All linked together using a high speed ethernet network. It all makes for smooth touch, swipe and fast updating of screens and functions.

Connectivity

The Velar uses a high speed 4G internet connection which allows WiFi access for up to eight devices. This provides internet updating for navigation, allowing users to send destinations to the car. The navigation unit will also circumvent traffic dense areas along a route. Owners also have remote access to various functions of the car via their smartphone.