Following reports of the Range Rover Velar taking the CKD route in India, Jaguar Land Rover has finally launched the locally assembled model in the country, with an initial price tag of Rs 72.47 lakh, which is a drop of around Rs 25 lakh as compared to the CBU model.
The design of the locally manufactured model remains identical to the imported SUV and retains the distinctive low waistline profile along with elements like all-LED headlamps, deployable flush handles and an integrated rear spoiler.
The cabin of the new Velar gets all the features that one gets to see on the CBU model which includes configurable ambient lighting, sliding panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control and the 10-inch dual touchscreens.
JLR is offering the locally assembled Range Rover Velar in a single R Dynamic S trim. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. In the petrol, P250 variant churns out 247 bhp and 365 Nm of peak torque and can clock triple digit speeds in 7.1 seconds. The 2-litre motor in the diesel D180 variant puts out 177 bhp and 430 Nm of peak torque and can cover a 0-100 kmph run in 8.9 seconds.
It also gets the all-terrain progress control (ATPC) system which configures the electronics according to the drive terrain.
With with the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar Land Rover has been increasing the local production of its models in India making JLR cars more affordable by quite some margin which could give a boost to its overall sales, and enhancing the company’s market share.