For those of you who have been looking for an alternative to the Porsche Macan, here is something for you. Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLR) has just confirmed that the all-new Range Rover Velar will make its Malaysian debut in Q2 of 2018.

Sharing the same aluminium platform with the Jaguar F-Pace, the Velar has the same wheelbase at 2,874 mm. The Velar boasts the slimmest full LED headlamps ever to appear on a Land Rover. Other highlights include the retractable door handles, slim LED taillamps and low drag coefficient of 0.32 – the most aerodynamically-efficient Land Rover ever produced.

JLR has said that our local-spec Velar will come with the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that combines two 10.0-inch touchscreen displays to form the centre console. Resulting in a minimalistic and elegant cabin with unrivalled performance and functionality.

Globally, the Velar can be had with six engine options – three turbo petrol and three turbodiesels. All engine choices are paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and will be available exclusively as an all-wheel drive with Configurable Dynamics and Terrain Response 2 off-road system.

Name 2.0L D180 2.0L D240 3.0L D300 2.0L P250 2.0L P300 3.0L P380
Engine 2.0-litre Ingenium turbodiesel 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo petrol 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Max Power 178 hp 237 hp 296 hp 247 hp 296 hp 375 hp
Max Torque 430 Nm 500 Nm 700 Nm 365 Nm 400 Nm 450 Nm
0 – 100 km/h 8.9 seconds 7.3 seconds 6.5 seconds 6.7 seconds n/a 5.7 seconds
Top Speed 208 km/h 216 km/h 240 km/h 216 km/h n/a 250 km/h

Prices and full specification of the Velar have not been announced but the new Velar will be positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport and order books for the mid-sized SUV are now open for booking at all JLR showrooms nationwide.


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