America is a country you’ve got to drive to see properly. If you can do that in a car that feels more like a five-star hotel room, all the better! When I was Stateside recently I was touring around in Range Rover’s latest Velar model, and it felt just like that. Leather trim, ambient downlighting and sleek controls – it’s a designer’s dream with an engine in front of it.
While I was behind the wheel in America all I could think about was how good it would be to have at home for weekend trips with the boys down the coast. There’d be no problem keeping the road trip juke box going – the Velar has two touchscreen panels for controlling every element of interior comfort, including the Meridian sound system.
You can also reconfigure the seats plenty of different ways, so there’s plenty of room for a few surfboards. Even better, it’s an all wheel drive, so you won’t have to lug them down to the beach – just pull up on the sand and get stuck in! That’s the balance only Range Rover finds – tough adventure car with the feel of a luxury limousine. It’s not a car I’ll soon forget.