Seven things to know about the 2018 Range Rover Velar

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover has unveiled the first new Range Rover in a decade, the Velar writes Geraldine Herbert


  1. The new model will sit between the entry-level Range Rover Evoque and the larger and more expensive Range Rover Sport.
  2. Based most likely on the Jaguar F-Pace we would expect the new SUV to be offered as a two- or four-door with five-seats.
  3. The name Velar is an old code-name for pre-production Range Rovers and is derived from the Latin velaris, which means “to veil or cover.”
  4. Engines are likely to include the familiar Jaguar line up from the 2.0 diesel to the supercharged 3.0 litre V6 petrol.
  5. This sleek SUV is designed to take on the likes of the Porsche Macan, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe and BMW’s X4.
  6. According to Land Rover The Velar is an “ avant garde Range Rover that brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand”
  7. We will get our first glimpse of the new SUV when it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor show on March 7.


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Geraldine Herbert

22nd February, 2017 

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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