Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page


Range Rover Velar previewed. Image by Land Rover.

Range Rover Velar previewed
Land Rover has released first details of its new Range Rover Velar model.
<< earlier article     later article >>


News homepage

Newer articles featuring 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2017-08-30: First Drive: Range Rover Velar
2017-03-01: Range Rover lifts veil on Velar

What's a Velar?

It's a word derived from the Latin for 'to veil' or cover, which was originally used by Land Rover in the sixties by some apparently learned engineers, to keep pesky media off the scent of their then new Range Rover prototypes. And now it's to be the name of a brand new model in the line-up, the Range Rover Velar.

Where does that fit in exactly?

Neatly between the Range Rover Evoque Coupe and five-door and their rather bigger brothers, the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover proper. No word on the Velar's interior layout, as yet, and though it could conceivably adopt the Land Rover Discovery Sport's seven-seat cabin, we suspect Land Rover will instead make it a more luxurious and spacious five-seater, just like the Jaguar F-Pace.

Same engines under the bonnet so?

Presumably, though Land Rover isn't willing to talk about those for another few days yet. Expect a 180hp diesel at the minimum, four-wheel drive as standard, the new twin-turbodiesel with 240hp and maybe even an unhinged SVR version using a supercharged V6. We can but hope.

Ok, when can we see more?

All will be revealed next week (March 1st), prior to the Range Rover Velar's public world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Shane O' Donoghue - 22 Feb 2017

2017 Range Rover Velar. Image by Land Rover.2017 Range Rover Velar. Image by Land Rover.2017 Range Rover Velar. Image by Land Rover.     - Land Rover road tests
- Land Rover news
- Range Rover Velar images

Adrian Newey is 2024 World Car Person of the Year. Image by World Car of the Year.
Adrian Newey World Person of the Year
Red Bull F1 team's Chief Technical Officer is crowned after team's record-breaking 2023 season.
MG to unveil new small hatchback at Geneva Motor Show. Image by MG.
New MG3 to be revealed at Geneva
MGs smallest model is being revamped with a new hybrid powertrain and more tech.
Dacia Spring promises cheap and cheerful electric motoring. Image by Dacia.
Dacia Spring revealed for UK market
The new Dacia Spring is coming to the UK - and it will be one of the cheapest EVs on the market.

 215 Racing
 A. Kahn Design
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Alfa Romeo
 APS Sportec
 Aston Martin
 Auto Union
 Cooper Tires
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 De Tomaso
 Detroit Electric
 Eagle E-type
 edo competition
 FAB Design

 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 General Motors
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Automotive
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 Heffner Performance
 Joss Developments
 Land Rover
 Loma Performance
 Monte Carlo
 Nichols Cars

 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Range Rover
 Red Bull
 Ronn Motor Company
 SDR Sportscars
 The Little Car Company
 Thunder Power
 Tommy Kaira
 Vanda Electrics
 VL Automotive


External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Old motor show reports | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2024 ©