Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is one of India’s most famous sportspersons, who made India proud by winning the country’s first and only gold medal in track and field events at the Olympics. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw and became not only the first Indian, but also the first Asian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in javelin throw. Later, he won a silver medal at the World Championships and became the Diamond League champion in the javelin throw, making him the No. 1 javelin thrower in the world.
The sporting icon has now bought a brand new black colored Range Rover Velar SUV, adding another Range Rover to his garage and the second most expensive car ever, which costs Rs 93 lakh (ex-showroom). The Olympic gold medalist’s picture with her new Range Rover Velar was recently shared online by Land Rover Malwa Automotives, an authorized dealership of Jaguar-Land Rover. Land Rover – Malwa Automotives said in its Facebook post, “We welcome Mr. Neeraj Chopra to the Range Rover family and congratulate him on his new Range Rover Velar.”
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Neeraj Chopra previously owned cars like Range Rover Sport, pre-owned blue colored Ford Mustang and other luxury vehicles. After winning the gold medal, he was also honored with the Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition by Anand Mahindra.
The Range Rover Velar is widely considered to be the best-looking Range Rover SUV and is positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and the more expensive Range Rover Sport and Vogue models. In India, the Range Rover Velar is offered in three engine options
There is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 179 Bhp power, a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 250 Bhp power and a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine with 296 Bhp power. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF and an all-wheel-drive system with Terrain Response.
The Range Rover Velar gets a host of features such as the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, adaptive air suspension, ventilated front seats with memory function and an active rear-locking e-differential. It also gets Piwi Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen and advanced connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Neeraj Chopra is not the only celebrity who owns a Range Rover Velar, popular actress Kriti Kharbanda as well as stand-up comedian Zakir Khan and actress Avneet Kaur also own Velars decked out in the stunning shade of Fuji White.