New Range Rover Velar to sit between Evoque and Sport

Ranger Rover has partially revealed the fourth member of its expanding lineup, to be known as the Range Rover Velar.

Set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the new model will sit between the entry-level Evoque and the larger Range Rover Sport in the company’s lineup.

The new car is named after Range Rover’s first prototypes of the 1960s and is a close cousin of the Jaguar F-Pace, sharing the same car-based aluminium-intensive IQ platform as the Jag. That means the Velar will emphasise handling and performance rather than off-road abilities.

The lone teaser image tells us the Velar will mimic the Evoque’s rear and shallow glasshouse, giving it a sporty stance to take on rivals such as the Porsche Macan and BMW X4.

Underneath the sensual sheet metal, the Velar is believed to offer a range of four-cylinder and V6 engines pinched from the Evoque and Sport. A high-performance V8 and thrifty plug-in hybrid is also said to be on the cards.

We should know more when the car is officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

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