Teaser pictures have been released of the fourth member of the Range Rover family but few details are currently available of the car. We do know that it will fill the gap between the highly-successful Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
It will be closely related to sister brand Jaguar‘s F-Pace, sharing its architecture, and will be built alongside it at Solihull in the midlands. Prime rivals for the car, which is likely to cost around £50-£60,000, will be the likes of the Porsche Macan.
According to its makers the hallmarks of the new Range Rover Velar are ‘elegant simplicity, a visually reductive approach and pioneering consumer technology.’
“We call the Velar the avant garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything,” said Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern.
It is understood that the Velar will be the most on-road pitched Range Rover model yet and will also debut a new interior design, based on the layout of its Jaguar sister model.
The Velar name (pronounced vel-ar) is one of the oldest elements of the car, dating back to the first Range Rover prototypes of the 1960s. When development engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rovers, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin velare meaning to veil or cover.
More details of the Range Rover Velar will be released as we get them, and The Car Expert will also be at the Geneva Motor Show to report on all the new models unveiled.