If you think the Velar looks like a show car from the outside, you should see inside it.
Again, it’s a natural, logical progression from other Range Rovers, but one that has resulted in one of the most striking interiors to step out of a British car factory.
In HSE specification, you get practically all you see here as standard, bar a £930 head-up display and £2225 of rear-seat entertainment, and we’d probably live without both.
Certainly, you won’t feel short-changed when it comes to screens to look at. There’s a fully digitised instrument panel, with two touchscreens, on the centre console, whose graphical resolution and functionality mark serious improvements on those used on other JLR models.
The Velar gets a multimedia system all new to Jaguar Land Rover and it’s finally one that should fear nothing offered by any rival.
Key to it is its intuitiveness. Granted, there are a few idiosyncracies, but once you’re attuned to its ways, it’s as straightforward as you’ll find in, say, a Mercedes-Benz.
The lower screen is too low for our preference. But at least it deals with the controls you’re likely to use less often and can repurpose the two rotary dials for the heat control as assistants to other functions — to change the drive mode or the heated-seat strength, for example.