Land Rover is expanding their list of cars with a new coupe-SUV named the Range Rover Velar.
The upcoming model is made to fill the gap between the Range Rover Sport and the Evoque.
The image released by Land Rover is clearly a teaser shot made to entice the audience and get them interested in the new compact SUV they are working on. The shot showcases a shoulder line that bluntly ends in the rear end and has panoramic glass roof. A notable change is the rear LED tail lights which are horizontally placed instead of the vertical design the full sized Range Rover models have.
Another interesting choice is that the team picked this top shot to ensure the sides of the Range Rover Velar is not visible. However, based on the steep roofline it should share some similarities with the Evoque. The limited vision that we could get into the cabin confirmed that it uses a widescreen InControl Touch Pro infotainment system from JLR. Land Rover hasn’t been so secretive about their new coupe SUV as they did confirm it will create a significant position.
While they didn’t explicitly state the scenario, the statement denotes the automobile manufacturer will go for four-cylinder, six-cylinder turbocharged petrol as well as diesel engines variants to choose from. All these powertrains are already being used in the Evoque and Sport models. They will be carried forward to be used in the Velar with tweaks to suit the car’s design. A powerful, sportier V8 edition is also being considered along with a hybrid variant to provide more options for buyers.
Based on the teaser image text that says, refined for every occasion and every terrain, the upcoming coupe SUV could have strong off-road capabilities with appropriate tires and ground clearance. Speaking about the new launch, Land Rover’s Gerry McGovern commented that they have blended the best of elegance, modernity and glamor to make the Velar a strong addition to the existing lineup.
The car’s scheduled for an official reveal at the Geneva Motor show next month. Before the public debut, the Range Rover Velar will be showcased to the media on March 1st. The manufacturer didn’t discuss its pricing but based on its positioning, the Velar could cost around £45,000 so as to fill the gap between Evoque and Sport. More details on its official pricing in different regions and availability will be revealed at the auto show.