As we know, Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has plans to the Range Rover Velar in India this year. Now, emerged reports suggest that pre-bookings for the most anticipated SUV have begun at selected outlets at a token amount of Rs. 3 lakh. However, there is no official confirmation from the company yet. With the launch slated for the last quarter of 2017, deliveries are likely to begin in early 2018. The Range Rover Velar will be first launched in the UK in August-September 2017.
Based on F-pace’s lightweight aluminium architecture the Velar measures 4803mm in length, 2032mm in width, 1665mm in height and sits on a wheelbase of 2874mm. In terms of design, it retains most characteristics from Range Rover sibling alongside character lines across the body for sportier looks.
The front profile flaunts wider familiar grille, full LED headlamps or Matrix LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new 22-inch split-spoke wheels with the diamond-turned finish, flared wheel arches, blacked out pillars, sloping roofline, twin exhaust tailpipes and LED tail lights.
For features, the new SUV comes with a twin 10 inch HD touchscreen with 1600W Meridian Signature sound system, illuminated lighting, Windsor leather seats in Ebony and light Oyster, fixed and sliding sunroof, electrically adjusted seats in 20 different ways and comes with heating and cooling features, terrain response 2 and active locking rear differential.
For India, Velar will be made available in three engines-2.0l diesel that makes 177bhp power and 430Nm of torque. It might be tuned to produce 236bhp and 500Nm of torque. The petrol will be powered by a 2.0l unit which is good to produce 246bhp power and 365Nm of torque. The bigger 3.0litre V6 petrol engine could also be offered in India. All engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with all-wheel drive as standard.
The Velar will be brought to India via CBU route with an expected price of Rs. 1.05-1.30 Crore (Ex-showroom). When launched, it will compete with Porsche Macan, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Audi Q7.