The Velar will sit between the Evoque and Sport models.
Full Australian specifications are yet to be confirmed, however, prices will range from $70,300 - $135,400 plus on-roads. A unique ‘First Edition’ model will also be available at launch priced from $167,600 plus on-road costs.
Land Rover claims the Velar is the ‘avant garde Range Rover’ that aims to deliver increased levels of refinement, elegance and technology.
Headlining features include a new infotainment system, featuring two 10-inch high definition touchscreens for improved functionality and intuitive operation.
There is also Matrix Laser-LED headlights and flush deployable door handles that form part of the brands visually reductive approach.
In Europe, six powertrains are available, ranging from the 132kW 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel to the 280kW supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
All models in the range will be matched to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
Innovation is abundant and the attention to detail and changing market conditions is impressive. For instance, the Velar will offer a premium alternative to leather on the seats with a new textile offering codeveloped with leading European textile maker Kvadrat.
Built on Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the Velar will also be the most aerodynamically-efficient Range Rover with a drag coefficient from 0.32.
The Velar will also be equipped with Land Rover’s highly regarded Terrain Response 2 system that allows drivers to switch between different modes depending on the driving surface.
With a wheelbase measuring 2,874mm and a 558 litre capacity in the back, families will no doubt appreciate the space.
Being feature loaded with sharp pricing, the Velar is poised to be a very successful inclusion to the Range Rover line-up.
Let’s start a Car Conversation, do you agree the Velar will be a success? Is anybody keen to get an order in?