JLR India has already announced the prices of its all-new the Velar in India. Range Rover’s “avant-garde” SUV will make its public debut in the country on 20 January 2018. Taking the CBU route in India, the Velar is available with three engine options across 25 variants.
The all-new Velar is the fourth model in the Range Rover family. It is positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport with an unmistakable Range Rover design. The front fascia is all about the sleek mesh grille with sweptback modern-looking headlamps. The large 20-inch wheels fill up the flared arches and the upswept rear overhang is complemented by the sloping roof and the raked D-pillar to lend it a sporty stance.
In a typical Range Rover fashion, the Velar's minimalistic yet high-quality interiors make the car upmarket. All the tools of creature comfort, infotainment and safety are packed into the Velar. The seats get a 20-way adjustment with memory, recline and heating/cooling in the front. The upholstery is all leather, while the sound system is the premium Meridian 825W unit. The new Touch-Pro Duo infotainment system is also available for smartphone mirroring and gesture control. The SUV gets a panoramic sunroof, individual zone climate control, power gesture tailgate and Navigation Pro, with personalisation packs.
The two-row SUV measures 4803mm in length, 2145mm wide and 1665mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,874mm. Under the hood are a choice of one petrol and two diesel engine options. The entry-level 2.0-litre straight-four D180 Ingenium diesel produces 177bhp/430Nm while the 3.0-litre D300 puts out 296bhp/700Nm. The petrol P250 2.0-litre four-pot pushes out 246/400Nm. All the engines come mated to eight-speed automatic gearboxes and power all four wheels. It also gets the Land Rover’s famous Terrain Response system.
The British marque introduced the Velar in India with four variants in each engine option apart from the R-Dynamic and a First Edition. The four variants are Standard, S, SE and HSE trim. Engine options remain the same across all the variants.
In India, the Velar goes up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the BMW X5, the Volvo XC90 and the Audi Q7. The deliveries are expected to begin by the end of January 2018 post the official debut.