Jaguar-Land Rover Launches 2018 Range Rover Velar in India for Rs 78.83 Lakhs
Jaguar-Land Rover has launched the Velar SUV in India for Rs 78.83 Lakhs (ex-showroom). There are a total of 25 variants on offer starting from Rs 78.83 Lakhs. The Velar is the fourth addition to the Range Rover family. The Velar will fill the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
Range Rover Velar cabin. (Image: JLR)
The Velar is the latest SUV by the JLR family and sport the latest when it comes to design language and onboard technology features. The Range Rover Velar’s design follows neat lines throughout the body and sport full-LED headlights which give the Velar a standout look.
The car has received ample attention to detail, especially when it comes to elements like the deployable door handles which help the SUV in being the most aerodynamically-efficient Land Rover ever produced, with a drag coefficient of only 0.32.
The minimalistic and clean approach continues on the inside of the car as well as the use of buttons have been kept to a minimum. It has the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which is the centrepiece of Velar’s interior. It features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens which are integrated and are used to operate features like the infotainment system and the air-con controls.
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When it comes to safety, the Velar comes with six airbags, and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and an Adaptive Speed Limiter.
The Velar also comes with an all-wheel-drive system, four-corner air suspension, a ground clearance of 251mm (213mm with coil springs), wading depth of 650mm (600mm with coil springs) and Land Rover’s suite of traction technologies including Terrain Response 2 and All-Terrain Progress Control.
When it comes to the heart of the Velar, there is a range of six petrol and diesel powertrains which were announced, all matched to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. However, the Indian edition of Velar on gets 3 engine options.
The four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines are offered in 179hp,2.0-litre and 300hp,3.0-litre variants. These engines are joined by the new, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine which delivers 250hp of power resulting in a 0-100km/h dash time of 6.7 seconds.