Land Rover has officially resurrected the ‘Velar’ name, which was what the Range Rover prototype was called back in 1969. At the time, when engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-productions vehicles the company was working on, they decided to call the prototypes ‘Velar’ – derived from the Latin word ‘valare’, which means a veil.
As of now, the company has only released one complete image of the Velar, from which you can deduce the magnificent panoramic sunroof and a larger infotainment system. The 2017 Range Rover Velar will be a little bigger than the Evoque, but smaller than the Sport. From the looks of it, the Velar looks more of an on-road vehicle than off-road. Apart from the aforementioned, the company has not released any other details or specifications about the luxury SUV yet.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said “We call the Velar the avant garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.” Watch this space for more updates on the Velar soon.