Land Rover revealed a teaser image of its all-new Range Rover Velar prior to its global release at the Geneva Motor Show which added to its hype worldwide. The launch of the vehicle grabbed the ultimate attention from car enthusiasts worldwide, especially those who have a sheer interest in off-road vehicles. It is a sporty new SUV that is said to fill the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport by Land Rover.
Let’s explore the key features and specifications of the all-new Range Rover Velar.
Key Features of the 2017 Range Rover Velar
There are some unique features that make the Velar an exciting new vehicle produced by the iconic car brand Land Rover. It has a panoramic glass roof and the car has vertical tail-lamps which give the rear a tapered look. There is a large touchscreen in the console which can even be clearly seen from the glass roof, thanks to the amazing panoramic glass rood that it equips.
While different previous models of Range Rove SUVs were seen having angular lines at the rear end, the Velar has a continuous sweep from the sides, creating a sleek, sporty silhouette. The rear also has a smaller window, thus giving it a coupe like look.
The name of this new SUV “Velar” is derived from a Latin word “Velare”, which means to veil or cover. According to the Chief design officer of the 2017 Range Rover Velar, the automakers dubbed the new Range rover as the Avant-garde as “It brings a new dimension of glamor modernity and elegance to the brand.”
The name Velar is also linked to the original Range Rover prototypes in the late Sixties. The identity of these 26 pre-production prototypes needed to be hidden, therefore they chose this name.
Exciting Specification of the Range Rover Velar
According to the claims of the company, the Range Rover Velar will be better than any of its rivals in the off-road performance. There is a variety of options available when it comes to the powertrain of Range Rover Velar. It doesn’t only offer the diesel variant but also the petrol trims which is a great news as it caters to the demand of different customers.
Among the petrol variants, there are multiple options too. The V4 Petrol option helps the Velar produce 247 horsepower and 365Nm toque. The other petrol variant is referred to as the Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged engine. It’s a V6 engine with the ability to produce 375 horsepower and 450Nm torque.
With all the options available in the engine, the new SUV by Land Rover boasts on an excellent off-road performance. With the approaching angle which can go as much as up to 28.69 degrees, it also carries the wading depth of 650mm. It also has a towing capacity of 2500kg which makes it an even better option for off-road adventures.
Price of the Range Rover Velar
The price of the base version of Range Rover Velar is $49,900. This is an amazing new vehicle by Land Rover carrying all the modern day features and specifications for an off-road machine. With the UAE car market highly suitable for SUVs and other off-road vehicles, the all-new Range Rover Velar is expected to be a big hit.
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