Land Rover launched an all-new SUV, the Velar at the Geneva Motorshow in March 2017. The Velar is a SUV-coupe, that will sit in the slot between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, since there is a huge gap between the two. While the company will be launching the product later in the year, sources close to us have informed us that bookings for the car have already begun at major dealerships across the country.
What do we know?
There will be 3 engine options on offer, 2 diesels and 1 petrol. The petrol is the same 2.0 liter 4 cylinder unit that powers the whole range currently. The unit produces 247 Bhp and 365 Nm and is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. The base diesel is the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder unit which produces 177 Bhp and 430 Nm. The same engine is on offer on the F-Pace as well, which is Jaguar’s first and only SUV. The top spec Velar will be powered by the 3.0 liter V6 which makes 296 Bhp and 700 Nm. This is a stonker of an engine and is the one you should opt for, if the budget permits.
Pricing details are not yet known, however it will be priced competitively, given the drop in prices seen on the Land Rover model line.
More details on the SUV
Globally, the vehicle is offered in two range options, the Normal Velar and the Velar R-Dynamic. Each of them have 4 variants on offer- Standard, S , SE and HSE. The were also be a First Edition that can be had in the initial lot. The car gets LED headlamps with DRLs up front and LED tail lamps at the back. The vehicle sits on air suspension and it can lowered by as much as 50 mm. It also has a water wading depth of 650 mm with the suspension at the highest setting.
On the inside, the car gets a 20 way adjustable front seat with heating, cooling and the massage function. The car has 4-zone climate control and two 10″ touchscreen systems which can be personalized. Variants from the SE onward come with a 12.3 inch MFD giving all vital vehicle information. The car also gets heads up display.
There is no clarity on the variants that are coming to India yet.