Fourth Rangie set to join the gang in In­dia from Jan

The Hindu Business Line - - AUTO FOCUS -

The much awaited Velar, the fourth model from the Range Rover sta­ble, will of­fi­cially be launched here on Jan­uary 20, 2018. In the mean­time, folks at JLR have al­ready an­nounced the start­ing price for the new model as start­ing from ₹78.83 lakh. Book­ings are open and de­liv­er­ies of the Velar are ex­pected to com­mence from the end of Jan­uary next year.

In terms of size, price and cus­tomer pro­file, the Velar is po­si­tioned be­tween the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The Velar comes to our shores within about six months of its global launch. The de­sign of the new model is said to usher in a new di­rec­tion for the brand, though in­flu­enced by the two mod­els that it at­tempts to sit be­tween. The in­te­rior de­sign of the Velar is ex­pected to be the more sig­nif­i­cant trend­set­ter for the brand and would form the ba­sis for fu­ture mod­els too.

The Velar shares its alu­minium plat­form with Jaguar mod­els like the F-Pace and the XF. The Rangie also shares the In­ge­nium en­gines with other Jaguar mod­els. It is be­ing launched in In­dia with three en­gine op­tions, two diesel — the TD4 twolitre diesel, the SDV6 three-litre diesel — and one petrol — the SI4 two-litre, turbo-charged petrol en­gine. Ap­par­ently, de­pend­ing on the de­mand, a sec­ond petrol en­gine op­tion may be con­sid­ered at a later date.

In terms of vari­ant and trim op­tions, the Velar is be­ing of­fered with three model vari­ants, in­clud­ing R-Dy­namic and First Edi­tion; and four or three trim vari­ants de­pend­ing on the choice of en­gine. The First Edi­tion will be of­fered in only one, ful­ly­loaded trim level.

Choices The Velar will be launched with two diesel en­gines and one petrol vari­ant

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