Land Rover Teases New Range Rover Velar Coupe-SUV Model, Coming to Geneva Show  

Range Rover Velar and Evoque

Land Rover is expanding their list of cars with a new coupe-SUV named the Range Rover Velar.

The upcoming model is made to fill the gap between the Range Rover Sport and the Evoque.

The image released by Land Rover is clearly a teaser shot made to entice the audience and get them interested in the new compact SUV they are working on. The shot showcases a shoulder line that bluntly ends in the rear end and has panoramic glass roof. A notable change is the rear LED tail lights which are horizontally placed instead of the vertical design the full sized Range Rover models have.

Another interesting choice is that the team picked this top shot to ensure the sides of the Range Rover Velar is not visible. However, based on the steep roofline it should share some similarities with the Evoque. The limited vision that we could get into the cabin confirmed that it uses a widescreen InControl Touch Pro infotainment system from JLR. Land Rover hasn’t been so secretive about their new coupe SUV as they did confirm it will create a significant position.

While they didn’t explicitly state the scenario, the statement denotes the automobile manufacturer will go for four-cylinder, six-cylinder turbocharged petrol as well as diesel engines variants to choose from. All these powertrains are already being used in the Evoque and Sport models. They will be carried forward to be used in the Velar with tweaks to suit the car’s design. A powerful, sportier V8 edition is also being considered along with a hybrid variant to provide more options for buyers.

Based on the teaser image text that says, refined for every occasion and every terrain, the upcoming coupe SUV could have strong off-road capabilities with appropriate tires and ground clearance. Speaking about the new launch, Land Rover’s Gerry McGovern commented that they have blended the best of elegance, modernity and glamor to make the Velar a strong addition to the existing lineup.

The car’s scheduled for an official reveal at the Geneva Motor show next month. Before the public debut, the Range Rover Velar will be showcased to the media on March 1st. The manufacturer didn’t discuss its pricing but based on its positioning, the Velar could cost around £45,000 so as to fill the gap between Evoque and Sport. More details on its official pricing in different regions and availability will be revealed at the auto show.

Range Rover Sport Coupe Underway to Beat BMW X6

Range Rover has been enjoying a strong fan following in the world of SUVs. However, when it comes to sport cars and style, the brand doesn’t have a solid presence.

The new Sport Coupe is expected to be extremely stylish and a strong contender for the BMW X6.

Expected to be priced around 60k in UK pounds, the model is the elite entry from Range Rover which has been codenamed L560. The Sport Coupe is built on the same platform used by the Jaguar F-Pace and the alloy chassis which is robust yet lightweight should contribute a lot to the end product’s finesse. From the automobile manufacturer’s perspective, the upcoming Range Rover Sport Coupe sits directly between the existing Evoque and the Sport.

Official launch for the upcoming model is expected to take place in 2017. However, with many auto expos scheduled to take place before the end of this year, the automaker may choose to reveal a concept version of the SUV. Inside sources continue to refer to this anticipated model as the Evoque Plus.

Ranger Rover is looking forward to create a new model which is luxurious in terms of build quality, design, interiors without compromising on overall performance. Their SUVs have always been ahead of the competition with powerful engines but it didn’t find a market among the younger crowd. The newer platform from Jaguar F-Pace should change the game once for all. Its lightweight body made of aluminum material and reliable suspension adds value to the Evoque Coupe.

Besides, the long bonnet is one of the unique aspects of the F-Pace which will be exploited in a good way so as to create a car which is capable of attracting buyers that Range Rover couldn’t so far. While pricing will obviously be on the higher side, given the reputation the manufacturer has developed over the years, their goal is to cater to premium customers who seek style and would never settle for a SUV with ordinary looks.

On the inside, a two plus one rear seat design is being considered. But, inside sources add that the company is interested in making the car really large with seven seater capacity. It makes it a great choice for travelers and easy to accommodate an entire family with enough legroom for every passenger. Cockpit cabin is an idea adopted by all brands. It incorporates huge dashboard with large, touchscreen center console and a connected ride with navigation system.