Filling the gap between the Evoque and Sport models in the Range Rover line-up, Land Rover has launched the Range Rover Velar in India, with prices starting at Rs 78.83 lakh.
Bookings have commenced with deliveries expected to reach customer hands by January next year.
Unveiled earlier this year in international markets, the car comes with one petrol and two diesel motors. The entry level model is a D180 2.0 litre putting out (as the name suggests) 177bhp and 430 Nm of torque.
The P250 petrol also costs the same as the entry-level diesel and it produces more power than the diesel at 247bhp but less torque as one would expect from a petrol, producing a respectable 365Nm.
The flagship models, however, will be powered by a 3.0 litre diesel producing 296bhp and a beefy 700Nm of torque. All engines are mated to the ubiquitous 8-speed gearbox.
Apart from looking sleek on the outside, the Velar looks thoroughly modern on the inside with twin touchscreen systems for the infotainment and other controls of the car, similar to that of the later introduced Audi’s flagship A8.
The vehicle is available in the R-Dynamic and First Edition variants apart from the regular S, SE and HSE trims.
Although the SUV is more road biased than any Range Rover, it does have the terrain response system and other features than come with JLR models off-late.