Previewed: New Range Rover Velar
Sleek New low-roofed Range Rover set for Geneva motor show debut on 1 March
Land Rover has confirmed that its fourth addition to the current Range Rover family will be called the 'Velar'.
The new Range Rover Velar, shown in an official preview above, sits below the Range Rover Sport in the current line-up.
Land Rover chief design officer, Gerry McGovern, said: "We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand."
The new Velar is likely aimed at Evoque owners looking to step up to a bigger, more luxurious Range Rover
The biggest difference so far, comparing the Velar to the Sport, is in its height. The Velar has a much lower roofline – and the rear end is far more tapered.
Land Rover also says that the new Range Rover uses a range of 'unique sustainable materials' and 'advanced engineering'.
Why name 'Velar', though? Well, because the first 26 pre-production 1969 Range Rovers were called Velar. The name comes from the Latin word 'velare', which – as you probably guessed – means cover or veil.
The Range Rover Velar will be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show on 1 March, 2017. Stay tuned for more...
That's one impressive heritage, wouldn't you agree?