The fourth model of Land Rover’s Range Rover family sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.
The Velar is the most handsome member of the Range Rover family, and while it may not be a flagship - it still comes loaded to the brim with JLR’s greatest tech. A duo of ultra wide 10-inch touch screens are found inside its cabin. One, as you’d expect, serves as interface for the infotainment system, while the other one, which sits lower in the dashboard, takes care of the HVAC controls and the AWD system.
There are also two rotary knobs flanking this second screen - to minimise the finicky operation of the all-touch interface. Oh, and let’s not forget about the instrument cluster which, again, is a large screen. The Infotainment system setup is powered by an Intel-sourced quad-core processor. It also comes with a high speed 60GB solid-state drive and ethernet network support.
The Range Rover Velar is based on the same modular Lightweight Aluminum Architecture that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace. Being a Land Rover, it comes with standard AWD alongside Land Rover’s signature Terrain Response System.
|Range Rover Velar variant||Price (INR, ex-showroom)|
|2.0 Petrol Base||78.83 lakh|
|2.0 Petrol S||83.25 lakh|
|2.0 Petrol SE||85.21 lakh|
|2.0 Petrol HSE||89.93 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel Base||78.83 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel S||83.25 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel SE||85.21 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel HSE||89.93 lakh|
|3.0 Diesel Base||1.10 crore|
|3.0 Diesel S||1.16 crore|
|3.0 Diesel SE||1.18 crore|
|3.0 Diesel HSE||1.24 crore|
Powertrain options include a single petrol unit, which extracts 247bhp of power from a 2.0-litre motor. More options in the diesel department - a 178bhp 2.0-litre, and a big 3.0-litre 6-cylinder with 296 horses. Interestingly, both 2.0-litre petrol and diesel variants are priced on par with each other. The ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox option, irrespective of the engine chosen.
Deliveries of the new Land Rover Range Rover Velar will begin from end of January, 2018.
Also Read: Range Rover Velar Review: First Drive