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.

Name2.0L D1802.0L D2403.0L D3002.0L P2502.0L P3003.0L P380
Engine2.0-litre Ingenium turbodiesel3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel2.0-litre Ingenium turbo petrol3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol
Transmission8-speed automatic
Max Power178 hp237 hp296 hp247 hp296 hp375 hp
Max Torque430 Nm500 Nm700 Nm365 Nm400 Nm450 Nm
0 – 100 km/h8.9 seconds7.3 seconds6.5 seconds6.7 secondsn/a5.7 seconds
Top Speed208 km/h216 km/h240 km/h216 km/hn/a250 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.