Prices of the 2018 Range Rover Velar SUV start from Rs 78.83 lakh and go up to Rs 1.37 crore (ex-showroom).
Land Rover has finally introduced its most advanced and ergonomically designed SUV – Range Rover Velar – in the Indian market. In the Land Rover’s lineup, the Velar will fit between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and shares its technology with the similarly sized Jaguar F-Pace. It’s the fourth addition to the Range Rover family. Land Rover claims that the new Range Rover SUV offers new “levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability”. The name ‘Velar’ comes from the Latin word ‘velaris’ which means ‘to cover or veil’. Production of the luxury SUV takes place at the company’s Solihull based facility in UK.
The British luxury carmaker has rolled out its fourth Range Rover – Velar – in India at a starting price of Rs 78.83 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV carline is spread across three trims – S, SE and HSE – packed with three powertrians – 177bhp, 2.0L Ingenium diesel, 296bhp, 3.0L diesel and 246bhp, 2.0L petrol. A ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox with all -wheels-drive (AWD) system is standard across the carline. While the entry-level model of the SUV comes with a price tag of Rs 78.83 lakh, the fully-loaded high-spec HSE diesel variant has been priced at Rs 1.37 crore (all, ex-showroom). Read – New Land Rover Discovery – Pictures & Details
-New Touch Pro Duo infotainment system
-Two 10-inch touchscreen (For climate control & Terrain response and infotainment system)
-Terrain Response 2
-Swade & premium micro-fibre fabric
-Flush door handles
-Active rear locking e-differential
-Torque vectoring by braking
|2.0L Diesel (D180)||Rs 78.83 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) S||Rs 83.25 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) SE||Rs 85.21 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) HSE||Rs 89.93 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) R-Dynamic||Rs 80.76 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) R-Dynamic S||Rs 85.18 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) R-Dynamic SE||Rs 87.14 lakh|
|2.0L Diesel (D180) R-Dynamic HSE||Rs 91.86 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250)||Rs 78.83 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) S||Rs 83.25 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) SE||Rs 85.21 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) HSE||Rs 89.93 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) R-Dynamic||Rs 80.76 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) R-Dynamic S||Rs 85.18 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) R-Dynamic SE||Rs 87.14 lakh|
|2.0L Petrol (P250) R-Dynamic HSE||Rs 91.86 lakh|
|3.0L Diesel (D300)||Rs 1.10 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) S||Rs 1.16 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) SE||Rs 1.18 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) HSE||Rs 1.24 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) R-Dynamic||Rs 1.13 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) R-Dynamic S||Rs 1.18 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) R-Dynamic SE||Rs 1.20 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300) R-Dynamic HSE||Rs 1.26 crore|
|3.0L Diesel (D300)First Edition||Rs 1.37 crore|
In terms of price and proportions, the new Range Rover SUV has been positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. JLR will import the Velar to India via a CBU route that makes it significantly expensive product. The SUV’s petrol trims – Standard, S, SE and HSE – comes packed with a 2.0L Ingenium engine, priced at Rs 78.83 lakh, 83.25 lakh, Rs 85.21 lakh and Rs 89.93 lakh respectively. The 2.0L diesel counterparts carry the price tags of Rs 78.83 lakh (Standard), Rs 83.25 lakh (S), Rs 85.21 lakh (SE) and Rs 89.93 lakh (HSE). On the other hand, the powerful 3.0L diesel variants’ prices fall in the range of Rs 1.10 crore – Rs 1.24 crore. Available with all three engines, the Velar R-Dynamic variants come in the price range of Rs 80.76 lakh to Rs 1.26 crore. The top-spec 3.0L diesel (D300) First Edition has been priced at Rs 1.37 crore. One must note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom.
Developed as the most road-biased model, the Range Rover Velar is sportier, more agile and has less inertia than other Range Rover models. The Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern said, the Velar is the most aerodynamically designed Land Rover yet. Touted as the youngest SUV in Range Rover line-up, the Velar is the most appealing model in visual terms (within line-up) packed with a range of high-tech features.
As mentioned above, the all-new Land Rover Range Rover Velar uses the IQ all-aluminium platform that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace. This new SUV features quintessential design and styling elements from the Range Rover family. The carmaker claims that the Velar has been designed on ‘visually reductive’ approach, and is the most aerodynamically designed Land Rover yet (with 0.32 co-efficient). The new flush doors and LED lights with laser technology give a chic look to the car. Sporting a signature cross mesh style grille, LED daytime running lamps, clamshell bonnet and vented bumper, the Range Rover Velar looks quite aggressive from the front fascia.
The range topping trim is exclusively offered with 22-inch tyres fitted under the pronounced wheel arches. The rakish sliding panoramic glass roof comes as standard on the carline. Proportionally, the Range Rover Velar is 17-inch longer than the Evoque and around 2-inch shorter than Range Rover Sport. The overall length, width and height of the SUV stand at 4,803mm, 2,032mm, 1,665mm and 2,874mm respectively. Similar to the Jaguar F-Pace, the Velar has a wheelbase of 2874mm.
When it comes to features, the Velar is one of the most loaded Range Rover till date. The major highlight is the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch configurable touchscreens – called “Secret till lit”. This reduces switchgear making it more engaging and practical. These displays are supported by technology like WiFi hotsport for up to eight devices, reverse parking camera, media interface and navigation. While the other screen is for the cooling, climate control, seat heating and terrain response controls. The instrument cluster divides into two parts – a large 12.5-inch full digital instrument cluster and the two analogues dials with a 5-inch TFT screen in the centre.
Land Rover is offering the Velar with multiple trims and colour options including a new Premium Textile and more. The seats also come with two seat cover options – plush leather and premium cloth interior package. It is believed that the SUV will first come with a Dapple Grey shade upholstery with synthetic suede inserts of Light Oyster and Ebony. Keeping convenience at fore, the company is offering 20-way power-adjustable seats with heating and cooling feature. Features such as touchpads on steering wheel controlling a few key interior and driving functions, laser spotlights, gesture control for tailgate and an active rear locking e-differential will also be on offer. All variants of the SUV get Hill Descent Control (HDC) as standard safety fitment, while the Terrain Response 2 is an optional offering.
|D180||2.0L Ingenium 4-cylinder Diesel (177bhp/430Nm)|
|D300||3.0L V6 Diesel (296bhp/700 Nm)|
|P250||2.0L Ingenium 4-cylinder Petrol (246bhp/365 Nm)|
Available in a total of 25 variants, the Range Rover Velar carline is offered with three engine options. The D180 variant derives its power from a 2.0-litre Ingenium, four-cylinder diesel motor making a maximum power of 177bhp and 430Nm of torque. On the other hand, the D300 variant uses a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that is capable of generating a top power of 296bhp against 700Nm torque. The Velar would be company’s first model to use its most powerful 2.0L 269bhp unit.
Petrol variants in the carline, the P250 is packed with a 2.0-litre Ingenium, four-cylinder engine developing 246bhp and 265Nm of torque. All the engines on the carline are compliant with the Euro 6 emission norms and uses ZF sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The SUV shares its underpinning with F-Pace with similar wheelbase at 2,874mm and aluminium architecture. Velar’s wade depth measures at 650mm and the length will be around 4,800mm. Furthermore, the width and height will stand at 2,032mm and 1,665mm respectively. The ride height of 213mm offers enhanced visibility. That said the ride height is further increased to 251mm courtesy the optional electronic air suspension.
Suspension setup of the SUV includes double-wishbone upfront and integral-link rear unit. The air springs are standard on V6-engined models, while the more powerful version gets it as an optional offering. The Velar also features Configurable Dynamics that not only improves suspension stiffness and throttle response, but reduces assistance for the power steering as well. The Torque Vectoring by brakes is also standard on the vehicle.
In the mid-sized luxury SUV space, the new Range Rover Velar will take head-to-head against its close cousin Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan. Additionally, it will also face challenge from cars like Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.