Style meets substance: Range Rover Velar
Historically, SUVs and beauty pageants have never had a healthy relationship, but that could possibly change with the all-new Range Rover Velar. Strikingly beautiful to look at, the Velar is probably the best-looking car of its nature, and that too by a rather wide margin. Just look at those cues - the silhouette is quite slick, marked by a rising belt, swooping roof, pinched tail and a lot of screen rake. Adding to its striking design are the flush deployable door handles and integrated rear spoiler for improved aerodynamic efficiency. It's admiration guaranteed. For whatever reason, if the exterior styling doesn't do the trick for you, the interior will surely make you go weak in the knees. The cabin is even more of a revelation, for the way style and function meet in an all-new glass-cockpit system for displays and controls. Laced with quality materials, including optional Windsor leather, the Velar also gets a revolutionary TouchPro Duo technology with two seamlessly integrated 10-inch screens for all of the SUV's controls. By the way, these are the highest quality screens we've seen on a car so far, regardless of its segment. The fourth model in the Range Rover, the Velar is the big brother to the Evoque, and little brother to the Sport, comes packed to the gills with luxury features and has more off-road capability than most rivals. Available with three powertrain options - a 177bhp, 2.0-litre, 4cyl Ingenium diesel, a 247bhp, 2.0-litre petrol and a 297bhp, 3.0-litre V6 diesel, all teamed with an 8-speed gearbox. Not just that, the Velar's intelligent, efficient, torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) system delivers exceptional all-terrain performance and agility with outstanding ride quality and composure. With a suite of world-class traction systems, including Terrain Response 2 and All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Velar offers class-leading composure and control. Apart from the regular drive modes such as Comfort, Dynamic and Eco, the Velar also lets you select different modes to suit varied off-road conditions like sand, ruts, rocks, mud and grass. Reflecting on the new Velar, Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, Since the global reveal of Range Rover Velar, it has received an overwhelming interest in India from media, customers and Land Rover enthusiasts. The Velar was one of the most awaited luxury SUVs and with its addition, the Land Rover product portfolio has a luxury SUV for every customer need. The Velar will further strengthen Land Rover's position in the overall Luxury SUV market in India. The stylish new Range Rover Velar is on sale with a starting price of Rs 78.83 lakh, ex-showroom, India.