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Range Rover Velar launched in India. Prices for the new Range Rover Velar start at Rs 78.83 lakh ex-showroom (India). Bookings for the Velar have begun, while deliveries will commence from the end of January 2018.
The Velar is the fourth model in the Range Rover family and is positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and the Sport. The new Range Rover Velar is available with three powertrain options: 2.0-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol and 3.0-litre diesel.
The Velar sports an almost coupe-like roofline with a wide stance, while the SUV continues to get the Range Rover design language.
Under the hood, as mentioned above, the Range Rover Velar comes with three engine options: two diesel and one petrol. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel unit develops 177bhp, while the 3.0-litre V6 churns out 296bhp. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 247bhp.
The Range Rover Velar is also available in the R-Dynamic, and the First Edition versions and the all three engines are available in S, SE and the HSE variants.
Inside, the SUV features a new design philosophy for the interior such as the two large centrally mounted touchscreens, one for the infotainment system and the other for functions like the climate control.
Also, the Velar gets the option of standard leather interior or the microfiber interior package. The SUV will lock horns with the likes of Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Volvo XC90. The Velar will also rival some its siblings such as the Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar F-Pace and even the Porsche Cayenne.
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, "The New Range Rover Velar is a symbol of sophisticated design, well-crafted interior, innovative features and technologies, backed by powerful and efficient powertrains. We are extremely delighted to bring the highly awaited and one of the most desirable SUVs with many of our customers are looking forward to own and drive."
The Range Rover Velar is a step up for buyers looking to purchase the Evoque. The Velar looks futuristic and modern all the while holding on to its Range Rover pedigree.