Range Rover Velar Auric Edition

Land Rover has enhanced the unique appeal of the Velar with a suite of updates, including the introduction of the limited-run Range Rover Velar Auric Edition.

Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Photo by Jaguar Land Rover
Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Photo by Jaguar Land Rover
Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Photo by Jaguar Land Rover
Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Photo by Jaguar Land Rover

The limited-edition model derives its name from the Latin Aurum meaning gold - a nod to the elegant Auric Atlas finishes - which further enhance the Range Rover Velar's modern and sophisticated design.

Range Rover Velar customers looking for an even more personalized and exclusive design can now choose from 14 distinctive paint color options from the SV Bespoke Premium Palette or Match To Sample service. Specially developed hues, such as Tourmaline Brown, as seen in the pictures in this article, are available in a range of finishes such as satin matte and ultra-metallic.

New technology introduced for 2021 focuses on occupant comfort and wellbeing, with the debut of Cabin Air Purification Plus for Land Rover. Building on the existing Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 Filtration, the enhanced new system goes even further to ensure the air occupants breathe inside the cabin is clean, with CO2 sensing and the ability to purify the cabin to start journeys with cleaner air.

Additionally, Land Rover is introducing a range of new driver assistance features and Software-Over-The-Air updates for the Range Rover Velar, providing greater levels of support and convenience.

The new Range Rover Velar Auric Edition, based on the Velar R-Dynamic S, features a unique specification giving the limited edition a personality of its own. Exclusive Auric Atlas exterior trim finishes feature on the grille, badges, bonnet, door, and front fender vents, complementing the reductive exterior design. Customers can choose from three exterior colors; Charente Grey, which is reserved exclusively for the Auric Edition, Ostuni Pearl White, and Santorini Black. Distinctive 20-inch Mercurial Gloss Sparkle Silver alloy wheels and Privacy Glass complete the exterior enhancements, with optional 22-inch Pincer wheels and a contrast roof also available.

Customers can specify their preferred interior from the full range of luxurious and beautifully appointed trim finishes, including Windsor leather or sustainable Kvadrat premium textiles, for a refined and welcoming driving environment.

The new limited edition also benefits from a full suite of advanced technologies, including Land Rover's configurable Interactive Driver Display. This complements the intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment system, reducing distractions by displaying a range of vehicle and navigation information to the driver.

The Range Rover Velar Auric Edition is available in the full range of refined four-and six-cylinder engines, including the P400e Plug-in Hybrid, offering an all-electric range of up to 33 miles (53km) and CO2 emissions from only 49g/km.

The Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Interior The Range Rover Velar Auric Edition Interior

Advanced safety and wellbeing
Cabin Air Purification Plus for Land Rover makes its debut in the Range Rover Velar, offering improved air quality for all occupants. Building on the existing Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filtration, the new system optimizes cabin air quality by automatically introducing fresh external air when sensors detect CO2 levels fall outside of acceptable levels, something which can occur in the event of air recirculation being on for extended periods for example in polluted areas, or with several occupants. High concentrations of CO2 can cause drowsiness, reducing driver alertness, so the feature is intended to provide both wellbeing and safety benefits. 

Another new air quality feature for 2021 is the Purify Cycle feature, which allows users to schedule an air cleaning cycle inside the vehicle. This is achieved via the climate control system's fans and recirculation function, which runs as part of climate pre-conditioning. The driver can simply set a departure time using the Land Rover Remote App, or via the infotainment system, to automatically schedule a Climate Pre-conditioning and Purify Cycle, ensuring the cabin air is cleaned and not stale before any journey.

Customers can monitor the interior and exterior air quality on the central touchscreen, activating the Purify mode whenever required. The Range Rover Velar is enhanced with an expanded range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including Rear Camera as standard and Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist enhances driver comfort, especially on long motorway journeys, by gently assisting steering, acceleration, and braking to center the vehicle in the lane while maintaining a set distance from vehicles ahead. The feature is fitted as standard to HSE models and is available as part of the Driver Assist Pack.

The Range Rover Velar Auric Edition is on sale now and priced from 70.085 EUR.

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