Jaguar Land Rover will launch its new Velar SUV in India on January 20, 2018. The Velar, the fourth addition to the Range Rover family, will be slotted between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
Globally unveiled in March this year, the new Velar SUV prices have already been revealed in India and an official launch will take place in the first month of New Year. Range Rover Velar is priced in the range of Rs 78.83 lakh to Rs 1.37 crore (ex-showroom). Land Rover will commence the deliveries of the new Velar SUV by the end of January and the bookings for the model are now open across the dealerships of the company.
The new Velar SUV is offered with two diesel engine options in three states of tune. The 2.0-litre diesel mill develops 178bhp and 430Nm, while its higher tune will have 237bhp and 500Nm. The 3.0-litre motor will develop 296bhp and 700Nm. It also gets 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine tuned to churn out 247bhp and 365Nm, and 296bhp and 400Nm tune. All engines are mated to ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Velar has the unmistakable Range Rover family front end. It boasts the signature grille and front windshield with a rearward lean and black roof provide a sporty appearance. Angular vented bumper, thin shoulder line that runs from the front fender to the rear lamps, flush doors pulls and narrow and wraparound lights give Velar a sleek stance. It gets LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED fog lamps and LED taillamps at the rear.
The highlight is the 10-inch stacked displays at the centre of dashboard. The display on top acts like the media interface, reversing camera displays and helps in navigation, while the display at the bottom features controls for the climate, seat heating and cooling as well as controls for terrain response.
It hosts a pack of features such as Matrix LED headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights, 20-way seats with driver/passenger memory, 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, Rear View Camera and more. On the safety front, the SUV gets ISOFIX, six driver and passenger airbags, Sports Command Driving Position, Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.