Now available for booking, the Velar comes in P250 Dynamic SE (M and H Specs) and P250 Dynamic HSE (L Spec) variants, with pricing starting from RM638,800.
All three are powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 250PS/247hp and 365Nm of torque.
The Velar exudes elegance and presence through its commanding proportions, with a fresh design for the radiator grille, head lamps and tail lamps creating a bolder and more contemporary look.
The slim Pixel LED headlights with jewel-like daytime running lights, create a visual statement in the top spec variant.
At the rear, the 3D LED taillights add a touch of sophistication, complemented by the powerful overhang and new lower rear bumper
There are also two new stylish exterior colours, Metallic Varesine Blue and Premium Metallic Zadar Grey.
The next-gen Pivi Pro infotainment system in the cabin takes centre stage with its 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen. The controls are also accessible by voice control.
Wireless smartphone connectivity, over-the-air updates, and dedicated wireless device charging are standard features.
The cabin is made quiet as a result of active road noise cancellation technology.
The advanced system calculates an audio signal to replay over the Meridian speakers to reduce the noise level inside the car.
Active road noise cancellation technology ensures the Velar offers the quietest cabin. It also aims to help reduce fatigue levels when driving, as exposure to low-frequency noise for extended periods of time can have this effect.
The Cabin Air Purification Plus system is said to provide superior air quality, while configurable cabin lighting offers 30 interior colours. All these are available in the L variant.
Two new design wheels available in 22-inch in Style 1075 offer a 10-spoke gloss dark grey with contrast diamond turned finish on the H Spec and L Spec variants or in gloss black, while 20-inch in Style 1089 presents 10-spoke gloss black on the M Spec.
Adaptive Dynamics is standard on the H Spec and L Spec variants, ensuring suspension stiffness is optimised for the driving conditions, improving ride comfort and handling.
There’s a specific calibration for off-road driving. Advanced chassis and suspensions, including electronic air suspension, adaptive dynamics and configurable dynamics, promise high performance and agility on-road.
A head-up display shows key driving information directly in the driver’s view, while the 3D Surround Camera system and Park Assist make light work of low-speed manoeuvres. Wade Sensing assists when driving through water.
Present at the launch were Sime Darby Motors managing director of retail and distribution (Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau) Jeffrey Gan, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia managing director Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, its sales & marketing head Kelvin Chuah and its director Syed Khalil Syed Ibrahim.
The car is available for viewing at Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Sime Darby Motors City here.
The car is also on display at Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 20-24.