Derived from the Latin word Velare, meaning "to cover" or "veil", Velar is a direct reference to the code name used on the original, pre-production Range Rovers of the late 1960s.
The New Range Rover Velar exudes a sense of precision, craftsmanship and quality. "We have had a tremendous response to the Range Rover Velar and we are sold out till March", Jaguar Land Rover India president and managing director Rohit Suri told PTI in New Delhi. Towards the end of previous year, Land Rover's chief designer told the UK's Auto Express magazine that a coupe version of its super-luxury Range Rover SUV was in the pipeline. "The Velar will further strengthen Land Rover's position in the overall Luxury SUV market in India". It comes with a foil-stamped grille, elegant sides and has sleek LED headlights and rear lights.
Although the vehicle seen undergoing road tests was heavily camouflaged and even looked to have a seam where the rear doors would be, the front doors were so elongated it appears the seam at the back is either an attempt at subterfuge or the vehicle is an early test mule based on the current Range Rover.
The interior cabin boasts of handsome materials, including optional Windsor leather with a signature Cut Diamond pattern. The centrepiece of the interior is the twin-screen, (10) Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which combines a rake-adjustable upper touchscreen with a second screen in the main console between the seats, which retreats to a solid, opaque darkness until required. The SUV will come with three engine options - 2.0 litre diesel, 2.0 litre petrol and 3.0 litre diesel.
Between the two screens, which are linked to allow occupants to move content between the two with a flick of a finger, almost every non-dynamic feature can be controlled.