JLR starts sales of India-made Range Rover Velar
08 May 2019
Jaguar Land Rover India on Tuesday announced sales of the first batch of locally manufactured Range Rover Velar - R Dynamic-S variant - in the country, with prices starting from Rs72.47 Lakh (ex-showroom).
The company said the locally manufactured model is offered in a single trim, and is available in both petrol and diesel powertrains.
The price of the locally-made cars are about 15-20 per cent lower compared with the completely built units (CBU) variants of the model.
The start of Velar's local manufacturing would enable the company gain a competitive edge within the Indian luxury SUV segment, JLR India said in a statement.
"Since its launch in 2018, the Range Rover Velar has received an overwhelming response from customers across the country," JLR India president and managing director Rohit Suri said.
"Now, with the introduction of the locally manufactured Range Rover Velar, we are able to offer this iconic, award winning product at a very attractive and compelling price than before," he added.
The Land Rover range in India includes the Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, all-new Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) manufactures of the Velar in India at their Pune facility. The premium SUV can be had with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options.
The R Dynamic-S trim comes loaded with progressive design luxury features like 10-inch Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, activity key, Wi-Fi and pro services, 380W Meridian sound system, panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, cabin air ionisation, premium leather interiors, and 20-inch wheels with full-size spare wheel.
Apart from that, the feature list includes R-Dynamic exterior pack, adaptive dynamics, premium LED headlights with signature LED DRL and park assist. The India-built Velar also comes fitted with All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system. What’s more, the Velar also gets Activity Key wristband which negates the need to carry a conventional key fob. Under the hood, there are two powertrain choices – the 2.0-litre petrol making 246bhp and 400Nm while the diesel is the 2.0-litre unit with 177bhp and 430Nm.
Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Suri, president and managing director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd, said, “Since its launch in 2018, the Range Rover Velar has received an overwhelming response from customers across the country. Now, with the introduction of the locally manufactured Range Rover Velar, we are able to offer this iconic, award-winning product at a very attractive and compelling price than before. This will enable more Range Rover fans in India to own and drive this striking, good looking and distinctive vehicle.”