Range Rover Velar to Launch in India by the End Of 2017


The 4th member of the Range Rover family was unveiled recently and we have already told you all about it. Right from the design to the features it gets, everything is about making the Velar comfortable, appealing and looks like Land Rover has hit the nail on the head with this one. While it was projected that the Velar will come to India only upcoming year with a launch projected at the 2018 Auto Expo but now the ar will be launched in India by 2017.


The Velar will sit between the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque and will go up against the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90 and even the  Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace. The Velar looks a lot like a car belonging to the Range Rover family look but instead of the striking looks that the Evoque and the Discovery Sport get, this one comes with smoother lines and hence tremendously appealing. It is also one of the most violent 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 Velar catches laser technology for its headlamps joint with a very tell-tale signature Range Rover LED daytime running light pattern and a large cross mesh fashionable grille. Apart from discreetly muscular and being sporty, the Velar is also very proficient with its design with a drag co-efficient of only 0.32 which makes it the most aerodynamic Land Rover ever produced.


The cabin gets 2 ten inch screens that are flush mounted into the Velar’s dashboard and activate when the car is started. The top screen is the conventional features and infotainment screen the likes of the media interface, reversing navigation and camera displays. The lower screen features controls for the weather control, cooling and seat heating and for the first time ever, the controls for the terrain response. Yes, like all of Land Rover’s cars, this one too will gets to show off its off-roading skills. The Velar will be offered with the Terrain Response 2 system that is accessible on all modern Land Rover cars. Under the hood will be a 2.0 litre diesel engine with either 178 bhp and 430 Nm torque or 237 bhp and 500 Nm. The larger diesel engine will be a 3.0 litre motor with 700 Nm torque and 296 bhp. There will also be a petrol motor on offer and this one will be a 2.0 litre Ingenium engine available in 296 bhp/400 Nm or 247 bhp/365 Nm. The latter is the most powerful petrol four cylinder petrol engine to ever be used in any Land Rover product. There is also a 3.0 litre petrol supercharged V6 with 375 bhp/450 Nm which will be equipped with a sportier exhaust note that has been specifically tuned for the Velar. All the engines are Euro 6 compliant and will be mated to the ZF eight speed auto gearbox. However, we are yet to know, which of these engines will be offered in India.