The Range Rover Coupe SUV has a Name

Range Rover’s newest SUV “coupe” model is expected to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Reportedly called the Range Rover Velar, the coupe SUV will be the most radical-looking Range Rover in recent history, as Land Rover looks to offer its own competitor to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Expect the model to slot between the existing Evoque and Range Rover Sport, while riding the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace.

In terms of size, the Range Rover Velar will likely be a little longer than the Porsche Macan and will comfortably seat five. It will offer generous ground clearance and short front and rear overhangs, suggesting it will be capable of going off road.

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Autocar reports the Range Rover Velar will launch with the Ford-sourced V6 engines but they will be eventually replaced with Jaguar Land Rover’s own Ingenium inline-six-cylinder engines. And to appeal to other markets, the British automaker will add a hybrid or plug-in hybrid variant to the lineup.

Look for more information on the Range Rover Velar once it’s unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. AutoGuide.com will be on hand reporting live from the event.

[Source: Autocar]

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