Range Rover Announces All-new Model: Meet the Velar
Range Rover Announces All-new Model, Named Velar.
Meet the new Range Rover Velar. The Velar slots in between the compact Evoque and the full-size Range Rover Sport. This is the brand’s first all-new model in ten years, following the Evoque. Velar has been unveiled just two weeks before the New York International Auto Show, where the car will make a full debut.
Curious about the Velar name? As is the way with Land Rover and the Range Rover brand, there is heritage behind this decision. Velar was the code name for the original Range Rover prototype vehicles in 1969. The name is derived from the Latin word “velare,” which means to veil or cover.
Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, is quoted as saying: “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.” Bold claims, indeed.
Here is how the Velar stacks up in size compared to it’s stablemates:
Details are scarce, though we expect Velar to use the corporate 2.0T inline-four cylinder engine as it’s entry-level engine, with the option of the 3.5T supercharged V6 on the upper end of things. We are also surmising that the Velar will go to war against the German stalwart likes of the BMW X3; Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Audi Q5. We will bring you further details as they arrive.