Last week, Land Rover previewed their newest addition to the Range Rover family. Initially pegged as the Range Rover Sport Coupe, it has been named Velar, an ode to one of the original Range Rover prototypes from the 60's. The luxury 4x4 maker partially revealed the Velar with just the rear view. This time, Land Rover has shown the whole car and dropped details.
Now, with the face revealed, the styling follows that of the current Range Rover line up with a few variations to help distinguish the different models. Much like the others in the line up, the Velar has similarly styled headlights and grille, making it easily recognizable as a Range Rover. The styling of the front bumper gives the Velar an aggressive look. Door handles are mounted flush to the doors just below the signature Range Rover character line that stretches from the headlights to the tail lights.
Land Rover has made an effort to differentiate the Velar from the rest of the Range Rover line in the cabin. Inside the Velar is an all-new infotainment system. Called InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, Land Rover calls it “the centerpiece of the vehicle’s interior”. Touch Pro Duo features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind a hidden panel. Meanwhile, the steering wheel is lifted off from the full-sized Range Rover.
Being a Range Rover, four wheel drive is standard across the range. The Velar packs Terrain Response 2, Active Rear Locking Differential and All Terrain Progress Control. On top of that, the Velar can also be specified with air suspension on all four corners. Land Rover claims a wading depth capacity of 650 mm.
Upon launch, the Velar comes with three engine options, consisting of two gas engines and one diesel. The lone turbodiesel engine is a 2.0-liter Ingenium motor with 180 PS and 430 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the gas range stats with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, this time with 247 PS and 365 Nm of torque. The range-topping Velars are powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 380 PS and 450 Nm of torque. There will be more engine options later on.