El­e­gant sim­plic­ity


Virtuozity - - Auto News -

Al­most half a cen­tury af­ter the very first lux­ury SUV was cre­ated, Range Rover have con­tin­ued that spirit of in­no­va­tion by launch­ing just their fourth new model, the Ve­lar.

Re­fined for ev­ery oc­ca­sion, for ev­ery ter­rain, Ve­lar uses unique sus­tain­able ma­te­ri­als and ad­vanced en­gi­neer­ing to con­tinue Land Rover’s drive to go above and be­yond.

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 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 pre-pro­duc­tion Range Rovers, they chose the name Ve­lar, de­rived from the Latin ve­lare mean­ing to veil or cover.

Cus­tomers can choose from two engine op­tions, with the stan­dard tur­bocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylin­der engine mak­ing 247 horse­power and 365 Nm of torque, while the tur­bocharged 3.0-liter V6 mo­tor will see the 1,884 kg Ve­lar do 0-100 kph in 5.7 sec­onds. Both en­gines are bolted to an 8-speed au­to­matic gear­box.

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