Range Rover is set to add a fourth member to its family, introducing a new model to sit between the compact Evoque and the family-sized Range Rover Sport.
Named Velar in honour the 1960s Range Rover prototypes (internally called velare, Latin for veil), the new car fills a niche within the brand's range.
The brand has released few details surrounding the new model, which will make its world premiere on March 1. An image of the car shows it will offer a panoramic sunroof overhead, and more muscular proportions than the range Rover Sport – think broad wheel arches and less expansive windows than the current mid-sized SUV.
Range Rover seas it will offer "visually reductive" styling – designer-speak for cleaner lines – as well as pioneering consumer technology, such as the in-car Apple Pay and PayPal collaboration recently announced by Jaguar and Shell.
The new model could share its underpinnings with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, offering all-wheel-drive traction as well as a choice of petrol and diesel engines.