Land Rover Reveals 2018 Range Rover Velar
Following a teaser last week, Land Rover has officially unveiled the newest addition to its Range Rover line: the 2018 Velar.
The fourth installment in the Range Rover line-up, the Velar's name is derived from the Latin word "Velare" meaning "to cover" or "veil". It's a direct reference to the code name used on the original, pre-production Range Rovers of the late 1960s.
Desgined to fill the white space between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Velar boasts air suspension, equipped with Land Rover’s terrain response system, which automatically sets up the suspension and driveline for various environments.
It's available with three engine options: the Ingenium two-liter diesel producing 180 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque; a two-liter turbo gas unit producing 247 horsepower; and a 380-horsepower three-liter V6 supercharged gas engine. Each is paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, along with a four-wheel-drive option.
"We wanted to elevate Range Rover’s design DNA to a new level," says Massimo Frascella, Land Rover’s exterior creative director. "We were looking for a new level of simplicity, with the flush door handles and slim LED lights. This will do so much for Range Rover."
The 2018 Range Rover Levar goes on sale this summer, starting at $50,895 USD.