Range Rover Velar spotted undisguised in India ahead of launch
Velar features Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch HD touchscreens.
Range Rover Velar, the fourth member of the British SUV specialist’s flagship brand, made its debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Velar slots between the ample void that existed in Land Rover’s portfolio between Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The car will be launched in India next month. Ahead of that, Youtuber Premster14 has managed to spot the car while it was being loaded into a trailor.
At first glance, Velar is essentially a design amalgamation of the flagship Range Rover and the compact Evoque. The sporty front fascia features brilliantly detailed matrix-laser headlights, an instantly recognizable Range Rover grille, and an aggressive bumper with brushed metal chin and burnished copper-finished gills.
The new luxury SUV is bestowed with a gently tapering roofline with contrast finish, oversized rear quarter glass panel, bulging wheel arches, and stance-enhancing 22-inch wheels. Wraparound LED taillights which are bridged by a logo-carrying black insert, a prominent black diffuser with twin exhaust pipes constitute the rear fascia. Interior adopts an uncluttered design with light color themes. Noteworthy features include a fully digital instrument console and Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which employs two 10-inch displays.
Like all the latest JLR products, Range Rover Velar is underpinned by an aluminium intensive platform. Customers can choose from a range of 6 engine options starting from the 180 PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit all way to the 380 PS Supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol unit.
In India, the SUV is reportedly going to be sold with three engine options. These are 2.0 liter petrol turbo generating 247 bhp and 365 Nm of torque, a 2.0 liter diesel turbo generating 177 bhp and 430 Nm and a top of the line 3.0 liter diesel V6 generating 297 bhp and 700 Nm.
The SUV comes packed with a plethora of safety, dynamic and comfort features such as air suspension (standard on all 6-cylinder models), adaptive dynamics, optional active locking rear differential, Terrain Response 2, All Terrain Progress Control, Hill Descent Control, Low Traction Launch, and Gradient Release Control, Reverse Traffic Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Condition Monitoring, etc.
Range Rover Velar has already made its sales debut in many countries. Prices in the UK start at 44,830 pounds (around INR 36.76 lakhs). In India, bookings are being accepted at JLR dealers against paying a deposit of INR 3 lakhs, which is fully refundable in case you decide not to buy the car at a later stage. Price is expected to be in the range of INR 80 lakh, on- road.