Land Rover unveiled the fourth member of the Range Rover family, the Velar, on March 1, 2017. Now, the Velar has been listed on Land Rover India's website, suggesting at a launch shortly.
The Range Rover Velar is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2017 or around the 2018 Auto Expo. Land Rover has listed four variants on the website - Velar, Velar S, Velar SE and Velar HSE. The SUV is offered in two diesel options - D180 and D300, and one petrol motor - P250.
The Range Rover Velar SUV will be positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and the Sport, and the SUV is based on the underpinnings of the F-Pace.
While the D180 is a 2.0-litre diesel unit which develops 178bhp and 430Nm of torque, the D300 is a 3.0-litre diesel mill which produces 296bhp and 700Nm of torque.
There is also the P250 petrol motor which is a 2.0-litre unit that churns out 247bhp of power and 365Nm of torque.
All the engines are mated to the same 8-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels through Land Rover's renowned Terrain Response System.
Features include heads-up display, two 10-inch HD touchscreens, interactive driver display, individual sliding armrests and configurable mood lighting which are listed on the India website.
Additionally, you receive the hands-free boot release and an activity key that can be worn as a wristband, just like the one offered with the Jaguar F-Pace.
The seats are electrically adjustable with 20 different ways and feature heating and cooling offered in the top variants. There is also the choice of a rear-seat entertainment package (two 8-inch screens) and the ‘Meridian Signature' sound system which includes 23 speakers and a dual-channel subwoofer.
The SUV is fitted with loads of off-road features such as all-wheel drive with intelligent drive dynamics, active locking rear differential, 251mm ground clearance, a 24-degree break over and 30-degree departure angle. The SUV can wade in depths up to 650mm and gives real-time data about its depth.
Once launched, the Range Rover Velar will rival the likes of BMW X5, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. We expect the SUV to carry a price tag of around Rs 80 lakh for the base model.