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The Land Rover Range Rover Velar (/ˈvɛlər/)[1] is a British Compact luxury crossover SUV produced by automotive company Jaguar Land Rover under their Land Rover marque. The fourth model in the Range Rover line, the Velar was unveiled on 1 March 2017 in London, England. The Velar was released in the summer of 2017.[2] The name Velar had previously been used for a series of pre-production first-generation Range Rovers in 1969.[3]

Design

Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition rear

The Range Rover Velar ushers in a new design language for Land Rover that is influenced by Land Rover's previous design language that began with the Evoque and most recently was used in the Range Rover Sport. The new design language will feature smoother lines on the body, and emphasize sportiness and onroad ability, but more important is the new interior design language that begins with the Velar, which will later spread to other Range Rover models. The interior of the Velar will be influenced by that of the I-Pace and will feature three touchscreens, which will control most of the interior features of the Velar. The cockpit of the Velar is more driver-focused and the seating position is lower than any other Land Rover before, as sportiness and on-road performance are top priorities.[4]

Launch

The Range Rover Velar was first officially revealed in a series of teaser photos of 22 February 2017, and unveiled at an event at the London Design Museum on 1 March 2017.[5] The official launch was at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March 2017, with it being made available for order shortly after and the first deliveries making it to dealers in the summer of 2017.

Specifications

Platform

Built on the Jaguar Land Rover iQ[AI] (D7a) platform, the Range Rover Velar shares a number of components with the Jaguar F-Pace, XF, and XE models, notably its aluminium platform and 2,874 mm (113.1 in) wheelbase. The Velar is built at the same factory in Solihull. However, the Range Rover is 72 mm (2.8 in) longer than the F-Pace.[6]

Engines

Like its platform-mates, the Range Rover Velar uses Jaguar Land Rover's Ingenium line of four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines in addition to JLR's six-cylinder engines. All 4-cylinder engines are paired with the ZF (8HP45) 8-speed automatic transmission, while all 6-cylinder engines mate with the ZF (8HP70) 8-speed automatic transmission.[6]

Diesel engine
Engine Years Engine displacement Power@rpm Torque@rpm Transmission
2.0L Turbo-diesel I4 (TD4) 2017– 1,999 cc (122 cu in) 130 kW (180 PS) @ 4,000 430 N⋅m (317 lb⋅ft) @ 1,500 8-speed automatic
2.0L twin-turbo diesel I4 (SD4) 2017– 1,999 cc (122 cu in) 180 kW (240 PS) @ 4,000 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) @ 1,500 8-speed automatic
3.0L turbo-diesel V6 (TDV6) 2017– 2,993 cc (183 cu in) 190 kW (258 PS) @ 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) @ 8-speed automatic
3.0L turbo-diesel V6 (SDV6) 2017– 2,993 cc (183 cu in) 220 kW (300 PS) @ 4,000 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) @ 1,500–1,750 8-speed automatic
Petrol engine
2.0L Turbocharged I4 (SI4) 2017– 1,997 cc (122 cu in) 180 kW (250 PS) @ 5,500 365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft) @ 1,200–4,500 8-speed automatic
2.0L Turbocharged I4 (SI4) 2017– 1,997 cc (122 cu in) 220 kW (300 PS) @ 5,500 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) @ 5,500 8-speed automatic
3.0L Supercharged V6 (SI6) 2017– 2,995 cc (183 cu in) 280 kW (380 PS) @ 6,500 450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) @ 3,500–5,000 8-speed automatic
5.0L Supercharged V8 (SVR) 2019– 5,000 cc (305 cu in) 423 kW (575 PS) @ ? 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) @ ? 8-speed automatic


References

  1. ^ CARJAM TV (2017-03-01), Range Rover Velar Review + Reveal 2018 New Range Rover 2017 Video Driving Range Rover Commercial, retrieved 2017-03-07 
  2. ^ Hudson, Paul. "Range Rover Velar revealed ahead of Geneva motor show debut". Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Hart, Spencer (25 February 2017). "Land Rover teases new model - meet the Range Rover Velar". T3. Future Publishing. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Range Rover Velar Targets Audi Q7 and BMW X5 With Road-Car Manners". Bloomberg.com. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  5. ^ "World Premiere: New Range Rover Velar Revealed at the Design Museum With Built In Digital Butler". PRNewswire. Jaguar Land Rover. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Andrew English. "The Range Rover Velar is a high-end spin on Jaguar F-Pace underpinnings". Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 

External links

Range Rover Velar official website