Range Rover Velar with 1,999 cc engine, dual-touchscreens launched in India at Rs 78.83 lakh

Land Rover India has just introduced the new Range Rover Velar in India. Prices start at Rs 78.83 lakh ex-showroom, and deliveries are set to commence soon. The Range Rover Velar First Edition is the top-spec variant and is the one powered by the V6 diesel. It is priced at Rs 1.37 Crore (ex-showroom).

The Velar sits on the same platform that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace. It sits between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. In the flesh, the Range Rover Velar looks absolutely stunning. It seems to borrow a few design cues from its bigger brother, the Range Rover Sport, but at the same time, it manages to looks distinct.

The bold front grille and LED headlamps are eye-catching, while the side profile is one of best angles to view the vehicle from.

The luxurious interiors are another highlight of the new Range Rover Velar. A unique aspect of the cabin is the large, dual touchscreen system . The top screen is for the infotainment system and navigation, while the bottom screen can be used to operate other functions such as activating the seat massager. The floating rotary dials for the air conditioner that sit below the bottom screen are a neat touch as well.

The Velar has been launched with four engine options: The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel Ingenium motor with 180 PS / 430 Nm, the 3.0-litre V6 diesel which puts out 300 PS / 700 Nm with a claimed 0-100kmph time of 6.7 sec. The petrol variants will be powered by 2.0-litre four-cylinder motors that puts out 250 PS / 365 Nm and 300 PS / 400 Nm.

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