Previous reports claimed that the prices of the upcoming Range Rover Velar were leaked ahead of its launch in India. JLR India later officially confirmed that the prices shared were not authentic. It is believed that the Velar will be launched in India later this year.
Now, a video shared on a social media channel reveals the India-spec Range Rover Velar caught undisguised on the camera for the first time in the country. Visually, the model remains identical to the global spec model, save for the alloy wheels, which seem to be smaller in size.
A quick glance at Land Rover’s India website reveals that the Velar will be available with four engine options. The 2.0-litre petrol engine (P250) will produce 246 hp and 365 Nm of torque while the other 2.0-litre petrol engine will be tuned to produce 296 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The diesel engines include a 2.0-litre unit (D180) that produces 177 hp and 430 Nm of torque while the 3.0-litre unit (D300) will be capable of producing 296 hp and 700 Nm of torque.
Bookings for the new Range Rover Velar have already begun across JLR dealerships in India against an amount of INR 3 lakh. The model is set to be launched later this year, likely in December, while deliveries are slated to begin early next year. Once launched, the Range Rover Velar, which sits between the Evoque and the RR Sport in the company’s portfolio, will rival the likes of the Porsche Macan.