After a few leaked pictures and more than a few teasers, the newest member of the Range Rover family has officially been revealed. The new Velar is the fourth SUV in the Range Rover family and sits snugly in between the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. The new Range Rover Velar will of course be making it to India next year with a possible 2018 Auto Expo unveil and should be priced about the Rs.70-80 lakh mark to go up against the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, the Volvo XC90 and even the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace. Range Rover states that the Velar has been designed on the principles of less is more and more consideration to detail instead of overall visual appeal. The new Velar of course looks a lot like the Range Rover Family look but everything seems to have been made much better fitting and smoother instead of the more pronounced design that features in the Evoque or the Sport. The Velar gets laser technology for its headlamps joint with a very tell-tale signature Range Rover LED daytime running light pattern and a large cross mesh grille. The Velar is also one of the most violent and sporty looking products that has been launched from Land Rover with its angular vented bumper and elongated side slit design elements that runs from the fender on to the front doors. The new Range Rover Velar will of course be manufacture it to India next year with a possible 2018 Auto Expo unveil and should be priced about the Rs.70-80 lakh mark to go up against the likes of the, Audi Q7, BMW X5, and even the Volvo XC90, Jaguar F-Pace and the Porsche Macan.
The Velar also gets a set of 22 – inch wheels on the top of the line specification, which perfectly fills up the large wheel arches. Apart from being discreetly muscular and sporty, the Velar is also very effective with its design with a drag co-efficient of only 0.32 which makes it the most aero-dynamic Land Rover ever shaped. The floating roof design that Land Rover has pioneered and the clamshell bonnet both make a clear appearance on the Velar too. The Velar’s roofline is also as raked as the one on the Evoque, which gives it an almost coupe-like stance as associated to the likes of the Sport, or the full sized Range Rover. Although the Velar has a shorter front overhang, the rear is slightly longer accentuating the length of the car. The Velar also gets totally flush mounted door handles that automatically retract at speeds up to 8 KMPH and can even work with over 4 mm of ice on them. The petrol motor on the other hand will be a 2.0 liter Ingenium engine available in 247 BHP, 365 Nm or 296 BHP 400 Nm. The latter is the most powerful petrol 4-cylinder petrol engine to ever be used in any Land Rover product. There is also a 3.0 liter petrol supercharged V6 with 375 BHP 450 NM which will be equipped with an attractive sportier exhaust note that has been exactly tuned for the Velar. All engines are Euro 6 compliant and will be mated to the Z-F 8 speed automatic gearbox.