The British luxury off-road vehicle manufacturer is getting ready to introduce yet another version of the iconic Range Rover, set to premiere in front of the worldwide audience at the Geneva Motor Show early March.
The teaser is apparently depicting the repeatedly rumored coupe-SUV, set to be introduced in between the Evoque and Sport in the Range Rover lineup. Now we also have an official name – Velar. The British automaker has decided to tease us to a de-camouflaged rear view – though details are still in the dark due to the angle of the photo. Fortunately we don’t have to wait until the Swiss event kicks off to get more details because Land Rover is staging an online reveal on March 1. “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand,” commented Land Rover’s chief design officer, Gerry McGovern.
The name is apparently a tribute, as Velar “dates back to the first Range Rover prototypes” from the 1960s. “When development engineers needed to hide the true identity of the 26 pre-production Range Rover vehicles, they chose the name Velar, derived from the Latin ‘velare’ meaning to veil or cover.” There’s also a nice pic depicting the rear dimensions of the Velar in comparison to the other members of the Range Rover family.