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Geneva Motor Show: Range Rover Velar teased

The new Range Rover Velar is the fourth model in the company's line-up, and will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

  • The Velar will sit between the Evoque and Sport
  • It is likely to cost from around £45,000
  • Expected to go on sale in the UK in autumn 2017
Land Rover has released a teaser image of its new SUV, the Range Rover Velar.
The luxury coupe SUV – which will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show at the start of March – will be positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport in the company’s line-up. Price wise, with the Evoque starting from £30,600, and the Range Rover Sport from £59,700, the new Range Rover Velar should cost from somewhere around the £45,000 mark. The single teaser image shows the Velar from the rear, so there’s no full look at the side profile yet. It looks a similar size to the Audi Q5, with a large panoramic glass roof and strong tapering shoulder line. You can just about see a sizeable widescreen touch-screen, which will feature JLR’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.
Given where it sits in the range, the Velar will share engines with both the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, and is expected to rival sportier SUVs like the Porsche Macan and BMW X4.
According to Land Rover, the Velar is ‘refined for every occasion, for every terrain,’ so rumours that the new SUV wouldn’t have any off-road capabilities seem to be misguided. The name comes from the 26 pre-production Range Rovers from the 1960s. It was used whenever development engineers needed to hide the identity of the models. More details about the new car will emerge at the Geneva Motor Show, but the Velar is expected to go on sale in the UK in autumn 2017.