The newcomer should be offered only four-wheel drive and provide decent crossing capabilities. However, he will not board a short box in addition to the classic transmission, like the F-Pace. This new Range Rover reinforces the “luxury” pillar of the Land Rover range and will position itself at the center of the Lifestyle vehicle market with a greater focus on urban use than on off-road performance.
The new five-seater SUV should be closely linked to his cousin Jaguar F-Pace, including the IQ platform and the aluminum body. Like its cousin, it should resume the range of longitudinal and non-transverse engines as for the Evoque.
There is every reason to believe that the 5.0L 550 or 575 hp V8 engine that will take place in the Jaguar F-Pace SVR will also be under the hood of the Velar (name not validated) eventually. What to play in the yard of AMG or BMW M, all the more with a weight that could contain around 1800 kg.
We will find a wide range of Jaguar Land-Rover 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol. The 4 cylinders will be those of the Ingenium range while the launch, the V6 will be of Ford origin. These will be replaced during the life of the model by inline 6 cylinders in 3.0 l line (gasoline and diesel) of the range Ingenium. These will be neither more nor less than modular variants of the 4-cylinder 2.0 l to which 2 cylinders will be added.