Top of the standard Velar range is the HSE spec, stretching from $100,253 for the D180 through to $127,082 for the HSE R-Dynamic. 

Every Velar features all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic and five seats.

HSE spec includes 21-inch alloys, massaging front seats with heating and ventilation, side parking sensors, digital dash, self parking, ambient interior lighting, electric front seats, sat nav, auto high beam, LED headlights with signature DRLS, puddle lamps, Wi-Fi hotspot with on-board SIM card slot, powered and heated folding mirrors, leather interior, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, reversing camera, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, remote app, auto LED headlights, auto wipers, leather and suede trim, power tailgate and a space-saver spare.

The R-Dynamic package, which is a part styling part, technology pack for inside and out, adds different wheels, upgrades to seat leather, aluminium trim pieces and, on some models, an upgrade to the sound system. It also adds air suspension and bigger front brakes, depending on the engine spec. R-Dynamic adds around $6000 to the price of each trim/engine level.

Each Velar comes with JLR's new stacked touchscreen technology, 'Touch Pro Duo'. With two big touchscreens, one high in the dash as before and one where the dash meets the console, it allows you to spread the different functions across the two screens. Annoyingly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are a $520 privilege for the pair.

The Velar ships with six airbags, ABS, stability and traction controls, tyre-pressure monitoring, reversing camera, lane-keep assist, forward AEB with pedestrian avoidance, and lane-departure warning.

There are also three top-tether anchor points and two ISOFIX points and the Velar scored five ANCAP safety stars in December 2017.