And Ve­lar makes four!

NZ4WD - - NEWS -

A new, fourth, mem­ber of the Range Rover fam­ily, the sport/ lux­ury Ve­lar, was due to be re­vealed for the first time of­fi­cially on March 01 this year.

Land Rover Chief De­sign Of­fi­cer, Gerry McGovern, said: “We call the Ve­lar the avant garde Range Rover. It brings a new di­men­sion of glam­our, moder­nity and el­e­gance to the brand. The Range Rover Ve­lar changes every­thing.”

The ori­gin of the Ve­lar name ( pro­nounced vel-ar) dates back to the first Range Rover pro­to­types of the Six­ties: the pi­o­neers of the lux­ury SUV land­scape.

When de­vel­op­ment en­gi­neers needed to hide the true iden­tity of the 26 pre­pro­duc­tion Range Rovers, they chose the name Ve­lar, de­rived from the Latin ve­lare mean­ing to veil or cover.

Full de­tails next month.

First pic of the new Range Rover Ve­lar.

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