The Rocky Mountains are a hotbed for automotive manufacturers to test their vehicles at altitude. As such, we get a sneak peek at many new vehicles before they are released to the public. Often, we are also sent photos from our viewers who happen to catch these vehicles in the wild as well. Today, these photos come from TFL viewer Peter Czarnecki, who caught this Range Rover Velar prototype hunting on I-70.
The Range Rover Velar made its debut in London in march. It represents the brand’s effort to fill the gap between the Evoque and Sport models. Engine options will include a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder which produces 247 horsepower. Alternatively there is a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine which makes 180 horsepower and 317 lb-ft. of torque. And finally, there is a 3.0L supercharged V6 which makes 380 horsepower and can reportedly take the Velar to 60 MPH in 5.3 Seconds. Regardless of which engine you select, power will be sent to all four wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Range Rover Velar is set to go on sale late this year with price ranging from $49,900 to well over $90,000 if you tick every option box.
Be sure to stay tuned to TFLcar for more information regarding the Range Rover Velar.
While you wait, why not see how the Velar’s big brother performs off-road: