Test drive: Range Rover Velar is a supremely talented all-rounder

New electrified drivetrains and improved infotainment mark out the revised 2021 line-up of a model whose star quality may not always be obvious

The Range Rover Velar D300 MHEV R-Dynamic SE: looks impressive and is smooth, assured and comfortable

The Velar is one of the many models in the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) stable that’s in danger of being overshadowed by the limelight-hogging newcomer, the Land Rover Defender. But a significant round of updates and a wide-ranging electrification programme is aiming to keep the mid-sized Range Rover relevant.

Like its larger, seven-seat relation, the Land Rover Discovery 5, the Velar now has mainly mild-hybrid drivetrain options, including new inline six-cylinder turbodiesels. But it also ...