And Ve­lar makes four!

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The fourth mem­ber of the Range Rover fam­ily, the Ve­lar, has been of­fi­cially launched in the north­ern hemi­sphere with first ex­am­ples ex­pected here early in the New Year. The new Ve­lar plugs a gap in the range be­tween the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport de­liv­er­ing new lev­els of re­fine­ment, el­e­gance and technology. Cre­ated from a clean sheet us­ing Jaguar Land Rover’s Light­weight Alu­minium Ar­chi­tec­ture, the Ve­lar rep­re­sents the next chap­ter of the Range Rover story. Built around a light, stiff, alu­minium-in­ten­sive body, the all-wheel-drive Ve­lar fea­tures dou­ble-wish­bone front and In­te­gral Link rear (air) sus­pen­sion, ground clear­ance of 251mm (213mm with coil springs), a wad­ing depth of 650mm ( 600mm with coil springs) and Land Rover’s Ter­rain Re­sponse 2 and All Ter­rain Progress Con­trol trac­tion sys­tems. There are six petrol and diesel pow­er­trains, all matched to smooth-shift­ing ZF eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sions, with the ex­ist­ing four-cylin­der In­ge­nium diesels joined by a new four-cylin­der In­ge­nium petrol en­gine and a tur­bod­iesel V6 and su­per­charged V6 petrol en­gine. The Ve­lar and Ve­lar R-Dy­namic core range com­prises Stan­dard, S, SE and HSE spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Cus­tomers can also spec­ify Black and Lux­ury Ex­te­rior Packs. De­signed and en­gi­neered at Jaguar Land Rover’s de­vel­op­ment cen­tres in the UK, Ve­lar will be pro­duced at the com­pany’s Soli­hull pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity, UK. It goes on sale from Sum­mer 2017 in the UK and Europe and will be sold in over 100 mar­kets world­wide.

Where the name came from.

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