Another neat trick is an Activity Key wrist band that locks and unlocks the car. You can use a smartphone app to remotely rearrange the seven seats and raise or drop the rear seats. These are welcome additions as in the past Land Rover has lagged behind in terms of technology, and while it’s still not quite there (the entertainment and navigation unit is still clunky), things are improving.
While the 149bhp derivative will be offered in the lower variants, the 179bhp will be available in the top variants. The 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit will be mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox which does the duty on the current model.
Jeep is putting the finishing touches to its new Wrangler, which is likely to be more of a design evolution to appease its fans. Expect some aerodynamic tweaks to make it slightly less upright and there are rumours of a hybrid powertrain option.
Built using lightweight aluminum sitting on a 2874mm wide wheelbase, the stylish Velar comes in two powertrains: a 2.0L 180-hp diesel 4-cylinder or the more powerful 380-hp supercharged 3.0L V6.