British carmaker Land Rover has launched their new SUV- Velar in the Indian market today at a starting price of Rs. 78.83 lakhs whereas the top of the line ‘First Edition’ variant is priced at Rs. 1.37 Cr(ex-showroom). JLR showroom’s across the country had started accepting bookings for the new Velar started in December last year. Velar is the fourth SUV in the Range Rover family and sits in between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
We were invited to the British High Commissioner’s residence in New Delhi for the event and the carmaker had put together all of its SUV lineup on display for the same. The Velar gets 4 engine options- 2.0-litre diesel engine with either 178 bhp/430 Nm or 237 bhp/500 Nm. A 3.0-litre pot with 296 bhp/700 Nm. The petrol motor will be a 2.0 litre Ingenium engine available in 247 bhp/365 Nm or 296 bhp/400 Nm. There is also a 3.0-litre petrol supercharged V6 with 375 bhp/450 Nm on offer. Transmission duties are taken care by an 8-speed ZF gearbox in all the variants.
We will sure be reviewing the Velar and stay tuned to read an in-depth review of the same. Stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for more such news and updates from the Indian auto industry.