Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) preparing the birth of the 2018 Range Rover Velar, the fourth member of the Range Rover family. The British car manufacturer will release partial ahead of its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. 2018 Range Rover Velar will be positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. That is, the 2018 Range Rover Velar will be the balance between the Evoque which is regarded as a version of “cheap” and the Sport is perched at the top caste.
In a press release stated, in 1970, the Land Rover launched Range Rover for the first time. Nearly half a century later, the innovation continues to roll with the introduction of a fourth member of the Range Rover family, the Range Rover Velar. The name “Velar” inspired from the first prototype of Range Rover in the 60s, which was a pioneer of the luxury SUV. When development engineers wanted to hide the identity of the car at the time, they chose the name Velar derived from the Latin ‘Velare’ which means ‘to cover or lid’.
2018 Range Rover Velar Price
Although there is no published price, but estimates, if Evoque priced at 41,000 US dollars, and Sport is priced at 65,000 US dollars, the Velar will be in the range of 50,000 US dollars. JLR apparent aim empty area that they do not have, and 2018 Range Rover Velar will be released to compete with the Porsche Macan, even can also compete with the BMW X4 or X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Audi Q5.
By presenting this new variant, of course, the brand pride of the British people is ultimately aiming report card sales continue to rise. Yes, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) wants to maintain a record which they got last year. The sales rose 24 percent. The combined total sales of Jaguar and Land Rover breaks of 105 thousand units in the US. Even the Jaguar brand itself, benefit when introducing SUV F-PACE, the 116 percent increase in US sales figures.
The teaser shows a photo from the top, looking back, the panoramic glass roof. Also visible horizontal rear lights, leaving a characteristic of Range Rover with vertical lights. There is also a wide-screen entertainment system.
“We call Velar as the flagship Range Rover. This model brings another dimension of the glamour, modernity, and elegant character of the brand. Velar changed everything,” said Chief Design Officer of JLR, Gerry McGovern.
2018 Range Rover Velar Engine
Although there is no more detail on the 2018 Range Rover Velar, but many are guessing that the car is standing on the platform of the IQ aluminum which is also used by Jaguar F-Pace. 2018 Range Rover Velar designed to more forward than the performance capability in off-road terrain.
The chances are, JLR will offer four-cylinder V6 engine is the same as the Evoque and Sport, also there is an option for V8 engine and plug-in hybrid.