News from the Motherland! Land Rover have taken the covers of the new Velar and even hinted at the Australian pricing.
As we reported last week, Range Rover are launching a new SUV that’s a little more than an Evoque, but a little less than a Sport. The new Velar is set to offer an alternative to those who have a preference for a luxury small SUV, filling a gap that we didn’t even realise existed – but read on, because it sounds pretty good.
Launching it in true Range Rover style, the Velar had the covers pulled off at the Design Museum in London on Wednesday, where it will remain on display until Monday the 5th of March.
Land Rover discussed how the Velar has been designed ‘for every occasion, for every terrain’. It utilises unique, sustainable materials and advanced engineering to ‘Go Above and Beyond’, as per their mantra.
In addition to using a lightweight, high-tech aluminium for the cars body, the Velar features a unique textile seat material that is offered as an alternative to leather – good for those hot
British Australian summers.
But the Velar is not all future materials this and recyclable that. It continues Land Rover’s trend of incorporating premium technology into its vehicles, offering Matrix-Laser LED headlights, the flush deployable door handles, Burnished Copper coloured detailing on the front bumper blades and fender vents and a sophisticated four-corner suspension system.
Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car & Future Technology said: “Two high definition 10-inch touchscreens are your window into the world. The connected infotainment system learns from you and anticipates your needs, serving you what you want, when you want it – but never intrudes letting you enjoy the drive, while it takes the stress out of daily life, like any good butler or digital personal assistant should.”
Sounds like Tony Stark’s Jarvis system – so will it have as much attitude?
Well according to the engine specs, it’s highly likely.
There will be 5 engines available when the Velar goes on sale, including a 132Kw 2.0L Ingenium diesel and a 221Kw 2.0L Ingenium petrol. But the real party piece is the 3.0L Supercharged V6 that will crackle and pop all the way to 280Kw of Jaguar Land Rover power. Whether it’s the same V6 you find in the Jag is yet to be determined.
Model specific pricing is yet to be confirmed, but it will Range from around $70,300* to $135,600*. The Velar will be on sale in Australian in late 2017, just in time to enjoy those cool textile seats for our next blistering summer. Orders can be placed at Land Rover dealerships now.
*MRLP – Manufacturers Recommended List Price. Includes GST. Does not include any on-road costs, government taxes, dealer delivery charges or registration fees. Please see your local dealer for pricing to suit your situation.