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21 January 2018

Launched: Range Rover Velar

Will be available as the standard and R-Dynamic

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After months of waiting, Jaguar Land Rover has finally launched its Velar in India. The new SUV will start at a price of Rs 78.83 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Velar slots in above the Discovery in JLR’s lineup. From concept to production it has remained one of the most striking designs to come out of the manufacturer. It gets some great design touches like the flush deplorable door handles and the blacked out tail light cluster. The new headlight cluster too is very unique and very Velar. Across trims, the Velar will be available as standard or R-Dynamic. As the name suggests, the R-Dynamic gets some sporty touches to the outside. There are new air dams in the bumper and scoops on the either side of the hood. It also gets a blacked out grille.

Inside, the Velar has a truly space-age cabin. Knobs and switches have been kept to a minimum and the whole cabin gets touchscreen controls and colour displays all through. It also has a massive sliding sunroof and entertainment screens in the front headrests for the second row passengers. Aside from all this it also comes with a whole bunch of interesting features like a self lowering, easy access suspension that lowers the car by 40mm and a Matrix LED headlamps that can illuminate up to 550m ahead of you. You can also equip the interior with several high end Audi systems, three of which are from Meridian.

JLR is offering the Velar in two petrol and two diesel engines all of which can be had in either the standard or R-Dynamic. Across these, the car can be also outfitted in standard, S, SE and HSE trims. The engine options are a 2.0L diesel, a 3.0L diesel and two 2.0L petrols. This means the car can have anywhere between 177 to 296 horsepower. All engines will use the 8-speed ZF gearbox and get Terrain Response as standard. There will also be an option of Terrain Response 2 which selects the driving modes automatically.

Mechanically, the Velar gets some France tech such as bracketing torque vectoring, adaptive air suspension, wading depth alert, an active locking rear differential and a whole lot more.

Let us know what do you guys think about the Range Rover Velar.

Tags: range rover, land rover, discovery, off road, velar

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