Range Rover Fills the Gap Between the Evoque and the Sport: Introducing the Range Rover Velar [News]

A new Range Rover is born. Today Range Rover announced a new model in their vehicle line-up that will slot in between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The new model is called the Range Rover Velar and it will officially debut at the New York Auto show in a couple of months.

There were a number of interesting things that happened in 1970. Aerosmith was formed and Kellog’s acquired Eggo Waffles. But for those in the automotive industry, perhaps one of the more notable events in this year was the launch of the first ever Range Rover. A lot has happened since 1970, but the Range Rover brand continues to try and innovate all the same. As such, Range Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, to premier at the New York International Auto Show on March 1, 2017.

Range Rover says this vehicle will “Fill the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport”.

So, logically it should be sized somewhere between the two vehicles, while also providing a level of capability, both on and off-road, between the Range Rover Sport and the Evoque . The British automaker also claims that it “brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand.” . Whether or not this vehicle lives up to such claims is to be determined, but it will certainly be interesting to see how this vehicle performs as both an off-road vehicle and as a city-going people carrier.

According to Range Rover, the name Velar comes from the original prototypes for the first vehicle released in 1970. Range Rover also says that the vehicle will use, “unique sustainable materials and advanced engineering to continue Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond”.

Until March 1st, 2017 we won’t know much else about the ever enticing Range Rover Velar. So, be sure to pay attention to TFLcar for more breaking news about this exciting announcement from the Range Rover Brand.

Of course, we have had the opportunity to test out the bigger brother of this newly-announced Range Rover. To see how this vehicle handles the difficult mountain trails of the Rocky Mountains, be sure to watch the video below: