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Range Rover Velar is all set to be launched in India by the end of 2017, and ahead of its launch, Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) crash tested the SUV for safety. The Velar scored an excellent 5-star rating from the agency.
The SUV scored 93 percent for adult occupant protection, 85 percent for child occupant protection and 74 percent for pedestrian protection.
The Velar SUV comes equipped with safety assist systems and it scored 72 percent under this category. The SUV is equipped with nine airbags, auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, resulting in the high safety rating.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: "For Velar customers, only the best is good enough and we are delighted the fourth Range Rover has been awarded five-star safety credentials. This combined with excellent residual values and stunning design really set Velar out as a car that appeals to the heart and the head."
The Range Rover Velar scored a total 84 percent rating from the Euro NCAP. The new SUV is positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.
For India, the Range Rover Velar will come two diesel engine options. A 3.0-litre V6 unit which displaces 296bhp and 700Nm of torque, while the second diesel unit will be a D180 variant which will be powered by a 2.0-litre Ingenium engine producing 177bhp and 430Nm of torque.
Both the engine options will come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) will be standard across variants.
With 5-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP, the Range Rover Velar is arguably one of the safest SUVs on the market. The scores reveal the strong crash protection and advanced safety systems that the Range Rover Velar comes with equipped.