Last year we heard rumors of Land Rover resurrecting the Defender, and it may still be happening. But in the meantime, something new has emerged from the Solihull assembly plant. The new Range Rover Velar is larger than the Evoque yet smaller than the Range Rover Sport. Entering the market for luxury crossovers is a tall order to fill since every automaker has flooded the market with hip people movers. A rising tide may raise all boats, but Land Rover takes pride in the ability to get wet. One of the best features of new Range Rovers for sale is the ability to handle 40″ of water.
The website offers little in the way of specifications because the formal launch will take place on March 1st. We do know that Velar was a name considered for the original Land Rover prototypes in the late 60’s. “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 Chief of design Gerry McGovern. We hope it arrives with the same supercharged 3.0 liter V6 we’ve come to love. Found in the larger models, it offers 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Undoubtedly it will be 4WD, so stay with us for a proper offroad evaluation. Tell us what you think of this teaser and stay with us for details on the Velar.
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