Land Rover’s most advanced and ergonomically designed SUV – Range Rover Velar – has been launched in the Indian market. Spread across three trims – S, SE and HSE – the SUV carline is available with three engine options – 177bhp, 2.0L Ingenium diesel, 296bhp, 3.0L diesel and 246bhp, 2.0L petrol. All variants of the SUV get a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox and all -wheels-drive (AWD) system. While the entry-level model of the Range Rover Velar 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).
In the Land Rover’s Indian lineup, the Velar fits 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’. The company’s Solihull based facility in UK serves as production hub for the all-new Velar luxury SUV. Read – New Land Rover Discovery – Pictures & Details
2018 Range Rover Velar India Key Features
-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
Range Rover Velar Picture Gallery
2018 Range Rover Velar Price in India
|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 slotted between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. In India, JLR has brought the Velar as a CBU (Completely Built Up) unit that makes it significantly expensive product. The SUV’s petrol trims – Standard, S, SE and HSE – are packed with a 2.0L Ingenium engine and 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 prices of the powerful 3.0L diesel variants start from Rs 1.10 crore and go all the way up to 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. Please note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, India.
Range Rover Velar India Exterior
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) brimming with lots of high-tech comfort, connectivity and safety features.
As mentioned above, the all-new Land Rover Range Rover Velar sits on the IQ all-aluminium platform that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace. This new SUV carries quintessential design and share some of its styling bits with 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. Face of the Range Rover Velar has an aggressive and sporty appeal – thanks to its signature cross mesh style grille, LED daytime running lamps, clamshell bonnet and vented bumper.
While the large 22-inch tyres fitted under the pronounced wheel arches are reserved for the range-topping variant, the rakish sliding panoramic glass roof comes as standard. Dimensionally, the Range Rover Velar is 17-inch longer than the Evoque and around 2-inch shorter than Range Rover Sport. It measures 4,803mm in length, 2,032mm in width and 1,665mm in height. Similar to the Jaguar F-Pace, the Velar sits on a 2874mm long wheelbase.
Range Rover Velar India Interior
Feature-wise, the Velar is one of the most loaded Range Rover till date. The key feature of the SUV is its 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. The SUV comes 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 are also be on offer. While the Hill Descent Control (HDC) comes as standard safety fitment, the Terrain Response 2 is an optional offering.
Range Rover Velar India Specifications
|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)|
The Range Rover Velar carline is available in a total of 25 variants and three powertrain options. Powering the D180 variant is a 2.0-litre Ingenium, four-cylinder diesel motor that churns out a maximum power output of 177bhp and 430Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the D300 variant is propelled by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine generating a top power of 296bhp and 700Nm of 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 derive their power from a 2.0-litre Ingenium, four-cylinder engine that’s good enough for 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 comes with all -wheels-drive (AWD) system.
2018 Range Rover Velar India Dimensions
The SUV shares its underpinnings with F-Pace with similar wheelbase at 2,874mm and aluminium architecture. The wade depth of the Velar measures at 650mm and its length is around 4,800mm. Furthermore, the width and height 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.
2018 Range Rover Velar Suspension & Brakes
For performing damping duties, the SUV gets double-wishbone upfront and integral-link rear suspension 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.
2018 Range Rover Velar India Competition
In the mid-sized luxury SUV space, the new Range Rover Velar locks horns against its close cousin Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan. Additionally, it also takes on the cars like Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Range Rover Velar Preview
The new Range Rover Velar is developed on IQ all-aluminium platform that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace. Featuring new Ingenium range of engines, the SUV will be a viable alternative to Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6.