Land Rover Teases 2018 Range Rover Velar SUV

18_Land_Rover_Range_Rover_Velar.jpg 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar | Manufacturer image

CARS.COM — Land Rover has shown some early pictures of a new model that it plans to slot in between the “entry-level” Range Rover Evoque and the larger, more expensive Range Rover Sport. The new Range Rover Velar is set to debut on March 1, being first shown at an event leading up to the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show later that month before it arrives in the U.S. at the New York International Auto Show in April.

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Not much detail is yet known about the Velar aside from its relative size. Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, has said that the Velar’s design will be focused more on glamour, elegance and modernity, in keeping with the new, more aerodynamic look of the latest round of Land Rover vehicles.

The name itself is reportedly derived from the code name Land Rover used to disguise its early Range Rover prototypes from the 1960s, a derivation of the Latin “velare,” meaning “to veil or cover.”

Check back soon for more information about this latest addition to the Range Rover lineup.

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