Land Rover has released the first official image of the upcoming Range Rover Velar.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Range Rover’s coupe SUV model would sport the Velar nameplate, and now the British automaker has confirmed it. Although the company is withholding details about the model until March 1, it did release a teaser image and announced its world premiere will be on March 1, 2017. It is then expected to be shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show before making its U.S. debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
The new addition to Range Rover’s lineup intends to slot between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport models, and its name is derived from the original Range Rover prototypes of 1969.
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“We call the Velar the avant garde Range Rover,” said Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern. “It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. The Range Rover Velar changes everything.”
Rumor has it the Velar is based on the Jaguar F-Pace, so expect something similar in size. As a coupe SUV model, it will compete against the Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and BMW X4 models, in what has become a popular segment in the market.
Check back with AutoGuide.com for more details once the veil is pulled off the Range Rover Velar on March 1.
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