Jaguar Land Rover India has announced the launch date of the all new Velar SUV. The company has already announced the price of the car in India, but of course, the official launch will happen on January 20, 2018. The Velar joins the Range Rover pack and sits right between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The new SUV features an almost coupe like roofline with a very wide and sporty stance while still staying true to the Range Rover design philosophy. The price of the Velar in India starts from ₹ 78.83 lakh going all the way up to ₹ 1.37 crore (ex-showroom)
According to the folks at Land Rover, the Velar is the most road-biased car it has produced, yet. That said, this car would still do what you would need off road. It has a 650mm wading depth, standard 4 wheel drive, terrain response, and with the optional air suspension - 251 mm of ground clearance.
The Velar will be available inn two diesel and one petrol engines
The Velar will be available in three powertrains - two diesel and one petrol. The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine churns out 177 bhp while the more powerful 3.0-litre V6 puts out 296 bhp. There's also the petrol 2-litre which is capable of producing 247 bhp.
The Range Rover Velar also features a brand new design language for the interior. To begin with, the Velar has two large centrally mounted touchscreens, one for the infotainment and one for functions like climate control. However, Apple Carplay and Android Auto goes missing and that certainly is a big miss.
The Range Rover Velar in India will go up against a wide range of SUVs from the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Volvo XC90. It will also take on the likes of the Land Rover Discovery and the Jaguar F-Pace from its own JLR family along with more niche SUVs like the Porche Cayenne.