Tata Motos-owned Jaguar Land Rover has already entered the electric car market, with Jaguar launching its I-Pace SUV several years back. However, its sibling brand Land Rover is yet to enter this segment. The British luxury SUV maker is now working on an electric SUV based on the Range Rover Velar, which is slated to launch in 2025, reports Autocar UK.
The report claims that the Land Rover Range Rover Velar will arrive as a classy electric SUV, and when launched, it will compete with another interesting upcoming luxury EV, the Porsche Macan EV. The Range Rover Velar EV will reportedly come with impressive improvements in performance and will be highly practical. The report further states that the Range Rover Velar EV will be Land Rover’s first mass-market electric car, while it will be followed by EV versions of the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
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Land Rover launched the Range Rover Velar in the market in 2018 as a brand-new SUV. Since then, the luxury SUV has received several updates and new features. However, the basic design of the car remained unchanged. However, the electric version of the car will reportedly be significantly updated. The automaker will reportedly start converting its Halewood factory for production of the Velar EVs in 2024. This is going to be a big step towards the transformation of the automaker towards electric mobility.
The UK-based car brand will reportedly build the new fully electric Range Rover Velar on a new and upgraded dedicated skateboard platform called EMA. The Jaguar F-Pace, which is currently based on the Velar’s D7 platform, will become a fully electric SUV based on the EMA architecture.
The report also claims that the electric versions of the Evoque and Discovery Sport may bring some change in the sales performance of the automaker, as the ICE versions of either model are not garnering satisfactory sales numbers.
First published date: May 31, 2023, 11:55 AM IST
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