The latest addition of the Range Rover family, the Velar, is about to arrive in Malaysia as indicated by the new model’s appearance on Land Rover Malaysia’s official webpage. Official date of its local launch has yet to be communicated to us, however.
Positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the Velar made its global debut only last month. It is powered by a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines both available in either 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre V6 configurations.
There is no official indication on which engine is being earmarked for Malaysia, but the 2.0-litre petrol P250 looks a certain bet. It this setup, the Velar is claimed to be able to do 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217 km/h. Fuel economy in the combined cycle is rated at 7.6 litres/100km with CO2 emissions at 173 g/km.
Ensuring it maintains Land Rover’s tradition of accomplished all-terrain capability, the Velar has all-wheel drive as standard with the Terrain Response 2 programme available as an optional add-on. In water crossings, the Velar is able to wade through water 650mm deep. The chassis also incorporates air suspension, stability control, roll stability control, and hill descent control.
In cabin, the Velar’s centre stack consists of a rectangular touchscreen controlling the infotainment system sitting atop a similarly smooth touch surface to operate the climate control system. A rear seat entertainment system with 8” screens embedded inside both front head rests is available as an optional add-on.