Called the Velar, it has the Mercedes GLE and BMW X6 in its sights.
More details have emerged about Land Rover's upcoming "sport coupe" model.
The model will likely serve as the long-predicted BMW X6 and Porsche Macan fighter filling the gap between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. According to Autocar, it will be called the Velar — "veil" or "cover" in Italian — a name used by the company in the 1960s on Range Rover prototypes.
Based on the platform of Jaguar's F-Pace, the Velar will be built on the same line as its JLR sibling, and will come with the company's turbodiesel and petrol four- and six-cylinder engines and supercharged sixes.
The report further states that a hybrid with a 3.0-liter V6, currently found in the HEV Range Rover Sport, may be another option. A fully-electric version sharing a drivetrain with the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace is speculated as well.
A top-of-the-line performance SVR version could also sport JLR's supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, good for 542 horsepower.
No matter the engine, however, all will be all-wheel-drive without a low-range gear, says Autocar. The all-aluminum body is expected to weigh less than 4,000 pounds, giving the Velar a power-to-weight advantage over rivals like the Mercedes GLE and BMW X6.
The Velar will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.