Towing is taken care of courtesy of a 2,500kg towing capacity but there is also more tech here, with an Advanced Tow Assist function. This system allows the driver to reverse the Velar with a trailer attached using the Touch Pro Duo rotary dial, with computers ensuring the driver has no need to counter-steer.
"Velar is now the compelling, stand-out design in the class, showcasing perfectly optimised volume, powerful, taut surfaces and a stunning silhouette," says Gerry McGovern, chief design office at Land Rover.
Has McGovern created a vehicle that threatens the Discovery? For some, possibly, particularly when it comes to the design, superb-looking interior and promising infotainment system. But the Velar is not going to match the Disco in all areas, particularly off-road ability and seven-seater space. It also might carry the Range Rover name, but it will never carry the status of the big daddy models, but like the Velar prototype of the 1960s, it could herald a whole new era for the luxury SUV.