Previewed: New Range Rover Velar

Sleek New low-roofed Range Rover set for Geneva motor show debut on 1 March

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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 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...

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Comments (8)

  • As long as it works offroad I could learn to love it.

      4 years ago
    • I'm sure Land Rover has done its work on that front. Looking forward to finding out!

        4 years ago
  • Sick

      4 years ago
  • I saw this in Coventry today, in its camouflage. It looked cramped inside.

      4 years ago
  • Small market for those though?

      4 years ago
  • So what's the discovery and disco sport in this? Don't pretend they don't exist, I know people who shift between RR and disco according to what suits at time.

      4 years ago
    • a small difference. just a letter change RR and LR... Velar is added to RR cars. as for the new discovery vs evoque...

        4 years ago
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