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Range Rover Velar spotted in India

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The Range Rover Velar has been spotted in India for the first time by a Youtuber named Premster14. According to the footage, the India-spec Velar is expected to get smaller sized (probably 18 inch), 5-spoke wheels. That said, apart from the wheels and tyres, the Velar looks identical to the model which was first showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. 

It gets distinct Land Rover styling, featuring a sharply raked grille and an overall clean design. The electronic door handles which sit flush into the bodywork are unique to this model. The roofline gently drops as you move towards the rear and terminates into an integrated spoiler. The rear features a highly raked rear glass and slim LED tail lights that are incorporated into a glossy black rear trim.

According to Land Rover India's website, the Velar could be offered with two petrol and two diesel engine choices. The diesel range includes a 1,999cc engine good for 177 BHP and 430 Nm of torque and a 2,993cc motor which produces 296 BHP and 700 Nm of peak torque. The two petrol engines that could be offered on the Velar include a 1,998cc unit that produces 247 BHP and a torque of 365 Nm and a 1,997cc motor that pushes out 296 BHP and 400 Nm of peak torque. All engines are expected to come paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and are likely to get all-wheel drive, while the air-suspension could be offered on the higher trims.

Meanwhile, Land Rover India is yet to make a formal announcement about the Velar. The new model will slot in between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and is expected to rival the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace and the likes.

 
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