It is already known that Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLR MY) will be introducing the Range Rover Velar in the second quarter of 2018. Now, we have preliminary specifications about the model that is slated to be launched sometime this month.

The Velar will be offered as a P250 model, but it isn’t stated whether it will be with the R-Dynamic styling kit, nor is there information about the trim level (base, S, SE or HSE). Regardless, under the bonnet is an Ingenium 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 250 PS and 365 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system.

The AWD system is supported by the brand’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD), which serves to deliver maximum traction both on- and off-road. It does so by variably distributing engine torque to the front and rear wheels via a transfer box with an electro-mechanically activated multi-plate wet clutch.

Starting out with a 50:50 torque distribution, the system has the capability to be 100% rear or front bias depending on conditions. Also standard is the Torque Vectoring by Braking system that reduces understeer through controlled braking of the inside wheels during a corner.

Visually, the Velar is certainly a sleek and handsome-looking SUV, featuring a drag coefficient figure of just 0.32 to become the most aerodynamic Land Rover ever. In terms of wheelbase, the Velar measures 2,874 mm, placing it between the Evoque (2,660 mm) and Range Rover Sport (2,923 mm) available here.

The exterior equipment list includes full-LED headlamps, flush retractable door handles and 21-inch wheels, of which there are four designs to choose from. Moving inside, there is the InControl Touch Pro Duo Navigation system, where two 10-inch touchscreens allow you to simultaneously view and interact with multiple features offered by the infotainment and Terrain Response systems.

Other noted features include a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display digital instrument panel, Surround Camera System, hands-free powered tailgate and Auto High Beam Assist. On the safety front, there are six airbags while driver assistance systems include a cruise control speed limiter function.

More details will be released when the Velar officially makes its Malaysian launch debut, but if you’re already convinced this is the SUV to have, order books for the 2018 World Car Design of The Year winner and World Car of The Year finalist are now open. Interested?

GALLERY: Range Rover Velar D180 R-Dynamic S at the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show