Bookings have commenced for the road-focused sexiest Land Rover since the Evoque. The British made Indian owned SUV manufacturer will finally launch in Malaysia this much talked about SUV in coming months and its asking price will start from RM600k to RM700,000.
On offer will be one engine option – a 2.0-litre petrol engine in two engine tunes, a 250bhp and a 300bhp version. The petrol engine on the Velar will debut JLR’s new Ingenium petrol powerplant, which is expected to replace the current 240hp, 2.0-litre petrol motor in the manufacturer’s engine line-up. In international markets, this motor is also available in a 300hp state of tune. JLR claims that the new engine delivers up to 25% more power while consuming 15% less fuel.
While Land Rover calls the Velar its most road-focused model, it still comes with the brand’s range of off-road technology. It is equipped with Hill Descent Control (HDC) as standard, the Terrain Response 2 system and an active rear-locking e-differential. A standard ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic is paired with each engine and delivers power to all four wheels.
Pre-orders have already hit a higher than expected figure and get ready to see this sexy SUV in the flesh very soon.