Here then is our pick of the lot for cars you can expect this festival season.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar
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Land Rover has raised the curtains from over the new Range Rover Velar. The fourth Rangie on the block will find itself stacked above the Range Rover Evoque and below the Range Rover Sport. Here is all you need to know about the new Range Rover Velar....read full review
Land Rover has raised the curtains from over the new Range Rover Velar. The fourth Rangie on the block will find itself stacked above the Range Rover Evoque and below the Range Rover Sport. Here is all you need to know about the new Range Rover Velar.
The Velar is just like every other Range Rover – big but suave. The fascia is daunting with the high mounted honey-mesh grille and the sweptback signature Range Rover headlamps. The bi-Xenon LED headlamps get the signature LED daytime running lamps. The profile is typical Rangie with big doors, a distinct shoulder line that extends all the way to the back and the blacked out pillars and roof. It gets the large 22-inch wheels filling up the flared arches and the upswept rear overhang complemented by the sloping roof and the raked D-pillar.
Land Rover has always kept their interiors minimalist and simple. They do get all the creative comforts that you need to pamper yourself but packaged in an understated manner. To start with it gets the new state-of-art Touch-Pro Duo infotainment system. Like your smartphone, you can swipe, pinch to zoom and touch-scroll to navigate through the menus. The dual-tone dashboard is wrapped in leather and is split by a recess that doubles up as cubby holes and also houses the AC vents. The five-seater SUV gets a panoramic sunroof, individual zone climate control, power adjustable front seats and reclining seats in the back as well.
The entry-level Velar, when it comes to India, will get the 247bhp/365Nm petrol engine from the Jaguar XE along with the 237bhp Ingenium diesel that develops 500Nm of torque. Like the F-Pace, the Velar will also get the 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that develops 295bhp of power and a whopping 700Nm of torque – one of the highest in its class. If you are a petrol purist you might get the 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6 option that develops 385bhp of power and 450Nm of torque. All the engines will come mated to the eight-speed automatic gearboxes and drive all-four wheels through the highly efficient torque-on demand-systems. It gets an intelligent and efficient torque on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) system along with Land Rover’s famous Terrain Response system that allows the driver to adjust vehicle settings to suit prevailing surface conditions, with a choice of Eco, Comfort, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Ruts, Sand, and Dynamic mode.
The Range Rover Velar will sit between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport which means a price tag ranging between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 90 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. It will be positioned above the Jaguar F-Pace for sure and should ideally undercut the upcoming new Land Rover Discovery which might undercut the Sport to start with.
At the Rs 80 lakh price tag, you can get yourself the Mercedes GLS, the BMW X5, the Volvo XC90 R-Design (whenever it comes) and the Audi Q7. While most of these are top-of-the-line seven-seaters from the competition, hardly any one of them might be able to match the Velar’s capabilities.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar in News
Land Rover has expanded the Range Rover Velar range with addition of a new Ingenium petrol engine. Badged P300, this engine is rated at 300 horsepower.
The Range Rover Velar is going to be launched in India in November. This was revealed by Rohit Suri, MD, Jaguar Land Rover India in an interview with ET Auto.