Pop thespian Ellie Goulding introduces a Land Rover ‘Velar’ and engineer Gerry McGovern gives us a details.
NEW YORK — If lush sport-utility vehicles are America’s new obsession, let a ardour continue.
The trend combined a new season Tuesday with a introduction of Land Rover’s Range Rover Velar in an eventuality nearby a New York Auto Show.
The Range Rover Velar, that done a tellurian entrance in Mar during a Geneva Motor Show, will strike U.S. dealerships “later this year,” Jaguar Land Rover said.
The automaker pronounced a simple indication of a 2018 model-year mid-size SUV will start during $49,900.
It’s a fourth chronicle of a Range Rover, a nameplate that has proven to be utterly remunerative for Jaguar Land Rover as Americans desert cars and snap adult luxurious high-riding crossover vehicles.
The nameplate’s stream variants are a flagship Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The Velar is larger than a Evoque though smaller than a Sport and a flagship Range Rover.
The new variant’s name is subsequent from a Latin word “velare,” that means “to deceive or cover,” according to Land Rover.
The Range Rover Velar hit a theatre Tuesday during Lincoln Center Plaza.along with a opening by British cocktail thespian Ellie Goulding, who sealed on to foster a vehicle.
She belted out several of her strike songs, including “Love Me Like You Do” and “Anything Can Happen,” while Land Rover supporters sipped cocktails in a erotic tent opposite from a famed Juilliard School for behaving arts. Though she pronounced zero about a car during her performance, she acted with it after a performance.
Jaguar Land Rover pronounced a SUV would come in 3 powertrain variants: a 4-cylinder, 180-horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine; a 4-cylinder, 247-horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged gas engine; and a 6-cylinder, 380-horsepower, supercharged 3-liter gas engine.
Several trim levels are available. In a initial year only, a association will also make 500 units of a Range Rover Velar First Edition featuring a Meridian Signature Sound System and special paint finish.
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