Introducing the all-new Range Rover Velar… Land Rover has chosen the 2017 New York International Automobile Show for the vehicle’s North American debut. The announcement kick-starts an impressive list of world and North American debuts expected at this year’s event.
In 1970, Land Rover launched the original Range Rover. Almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the fourth member of the Range Rover family, the new Range Rover Velar.
Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern 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.”
Refined for every occasion and for various terrains, the Range Rover Velar uses unique sustainable materials and advanced engineering to continue Land Rover’s drive to go above and beyond.
The origin of the Velar name (pronounced vel-ar) dates back to the first Range Rover prototypes of the ’60s—the pioneers of the luxury SUV landscape. When development engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rover vehicles, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin ‘velare’ meaning to veil or cover.