2018 Range Rover Velar



Any person fitted with an implanted medical device should make sure that the device is kept at a distance of at least 22 cm away from any transmitter mounted in the vehicle. This is to avoid any possibility of interference between the system and the device.

Interference may cause the implanted medical device to malfunction, causing serious injury or death. For more information on the locations of the security system transmitters, see SMART KEY TRANSMITTER LOCATIONS.


To prevent accidental or unauthorised operation, never leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. The vehicle can be operated when the smart key is inside the vehicle.


The operational range of the smart key varies considerably, depending on atmospheric conditions and interference from other transmitting devices.


If any door, or the tailgate, is unlocked ten times within a short period, the latch is disabled for approximately 1 minute.

The vehicle is supplied with two smart keys. The smart keys act as remote controls for the locking and alarm system. The smart keys allow the vehicle to be locked, unlocked, and driven without the use of a conventional key. Each smart key also has an emergency key housed behind a slide-off cover. See KEYLESS ENTRY,KEYLESS LOCKING, and STARTING THE ENGINE.

  1. Single Lock: Press once to single lock the vehicle and arm the alarm. The handles retract to the flush position and the hazard warning lights flash once to indicate that the vehicle is single locked and the alarm is armed.

    Double Lock: In some markets, two presses within 3 seconds double locks the vehicle.

    Press twice within 3 seconds to double lock the vehicle and arm the alarm. The handles retract to the flush position and the hazard warning lights flash twice to indicate that the vehicle is single locked and the alarm is armed. An audible confirmation, if enabled, may also sound.

    If power-fold mirrors are enabled, the mirrors fold in. See SINGLE LOCKING, DOUBLE LOCKING, DOOR MIRRORS.

    Press and hold to activate the global closing feature (if fitted). See GLOBAL CLOSING.

  2. Unlock: Press briefly to unlock the vehicle and disarm the alarm. The handles deploy on all unlocked doors and the hazard warning lights flash twice to indicate that the vehicle is unlocked and the alarm is disarmed. The interior lights illuminate to assist entry to the vehicle. If power-fold mirrors are enabled, they unfold. Press and hold to activate global opening feature (if fitted). See GLOBAL OPENING.

  3. Boot: Press briefly to release, open, or close the tailgate (if power tailgate is fitted). If the vehicle is locked and armed, all of the other doors remain closed and the exterior alarm remains armed while the tailgate is open. Intrusion and inclination sensing systems (if fitted) disable until the tailgate is closed again. When closing, if the vehicle is already locked and armed, the hazard warning lights flash after a few seconds. The hazard warning lights confirm that the full alarm system is re-armed. An audible sound is given when the vehicle is double locked. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE TAILGATE.


    Make sure the smart key does not remain in the loadspace before closing. The smart key may not be detected if it is placed inside a metal container, or if it is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example, a smartphone, laptop, including when inside a laptop bag or a games console. Also, if the vehicle is in an area of localised Radio Frequency (RF) interference, the smart key may not be detected. If the smart key is not detected inside the vehicle, the vehicle allows locking to take place. The vehicle does not automatically unlock. The vehicle now unlocks only with another valid smart key.

  4. Panic alarm:

    Press and hold for 3 seconds, or press three times within 3 seconds, to activate the panic alarm and the hazard warning lights.

    Once active for more than 5 seconds, the alarm can be cancelled. Press the button and hold for 3 seconds, or press three times within 3 seconds.

    The panic alarm also cancels if a valid smart key is present when the START/STOP button is pressed.

  5. Headlights:

    When approaching the vehicle during darkness, press to switch on the headlights for approach illumination. Press again to switch approach illumination off.

    The approach illumination preset delay period is 30 seconds. The delay period can be configured via the Vehicle Settings to provide illumination lasting between 0 and 120 seconds. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

  6. Emergency key access: Slide open the side cover to release, then remove.

  7. Emergency key blade: Remove and unfold.

  8. Keyless unlock: Press to unlock and disarm the vehicle. The door handles deploy on unlocked doors.


    A handle in the retracted flush position indicates a locked door or a vehicle speed above 8 km/h (5 mph).

  9. Keyless single lock: Press the lock button on the door handle to single lock the vehicle. See SINGLE LOCKING.


    A handle in the deployed position indicates an unlocked door.

  10. Keyless double lock: After single locking, press the lock button on the door handle again within 3 seconds to double lock the vehicle. See KEYLESS LOCKING.

  11. Emergency door unlock: If the smart key and keyless entry fail to open the vehicle, insert the key blade into the lock barrel behind the driver's door handle. To access the lock barrel, push on the front end of the handle, which presents the rear of the handle. Pull the handle out to the deployed position to give access to the lock barrel.


    Make sure that the key is inserted in the orientation shown above. Failure to do so may result in damage to the vehicle’s paintwork.

    To unlock, turn the key blade clockwise and release. The alarm sounds if the door is unlocked until the smart key is positioned correctly to disarm the alarm, or the unlock is pressed on the smart key. See ENGINE START BACKUP.

    To lock, turn the key blade counter-clockwise and release.


    The operation locks all of the doors, but does not arm the alarm.


A replacement smart key can be obtained only from a retailer/authorised repairer. The retailer/authorised repairer requires proof of identification and vehicle ownership.


Notify a retailer/authorised repairer immediately if a smart key is lost or stolen.