Velar – Highly Advanced SUV
Land Rover, the British automotive manufacturer has launched its most awaited and highly advanced SUV – Range Rover Velar in the Indian market. It is the latest addition to the Range Rover family and is the fourth member in the line-up. The Velar exactly fits between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport in the company’s portfolio of products.
The most advanced and luxury SUV from Range Rover looks to be an absolute eye-catcher for its premium notches everywhere. The coupe-ish roofline along with the wide and sporty stance is alone enough to attract buyers. Range Rover promises to offer new levels of luxury with refined design and all-terrain capability with the new launch. The production of the SUV is being done at the company’s UK-based facility.
Let’s take a closer look at the latest SUV from Range Rover and get to know the facts that you are still unaware of.
Looks like a concept car
The Range Rover Velar has conceptualised as a baby Evoque six years ago and based on that sleek body design, the car looks almost similar to the concept form. The premium design of the car is underpinned on the IQ all-aluminium platform which also underpins the similar sized Jaguar F-Pace and features some of the styling elements of the Range Rover family.
Touted as the company’s youngest SUV, the car gets a more agile, sportier and coupe-ish design from other Range Rover models. In fact, it is the most aerodynamically designed Range Rover model and also appeals visually with an aggressive front fascia. The panoramic glass roof is a standard across the models and the top-end trims sports 22-inch alloy wheels.
Got the interior to brag
The luxury SUV from Range Rover is packed with advanced technical features and looks premium inside. The major highlight of the cabin is the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which comprises of dual 10-inch configurable touch screens. Equipped technologies include Wi-Fi with hotspot feature, reverse parking sensor, climate and terrain response controls. Keeping comfort and convenience of the rider at fore, the premium quality leather wrapped seats are adjustable in various ways.
Safety and handling
The carmaker has not compromised on the safety and handling front either. The suspension setup of the SUV comprises of double-wishbone at the front and an integral-link as the rear suspension unit. Moreover, the car gets configurable dynamics that not only improves the stiffness of the suspension but also betters the throttle response. For safety, the car features disc brakes with ABS as standard across the variants.
The Range Rover Velar is available in a total of multiple variants. In terms of engine, it is available in one petrol and two diesel engine options – a 2.0-litre petrol unit, 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines. The engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and are four-wheel driven. These engines are according to the Euro-6 emission norms.
Got some grunt
The car has got some serious speed on offer for the speed lovers. The 3.0-litre turbo diesel variant of the car claims to attain a speed of 100 kmph from standstill in mere 6.5 seconds. It is almost as quick as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, about which you can get to know more on Autoportal.com.
The Range Rover Velar looks to be a million dollar product from the outset, however, it is priced comparatively from other Range Rovers. The price starts at Rs. 78.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base models and goes up to Rs. 1.37 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the range toppers.
The car is here to rob your heart of its attractive looks and impressive technical features. In the luxury SUV space, the car takes on the likes of Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan. Moreover, it will also face a stiff challenge from others like Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5.