Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Velar for 2021, with the lineup now including a plug-in hybrid variant. Prices in the UK for the 2021 Range Rover Velar starts at £46,110.
As for the styling, the 2021 Velar looks almost exactly the same as the original Velar we saw back in 2017. However, there’s a ‘Range Rover Velar Edition’ based on the R-Dynamic SE trim. It gets an exclusive Lantau Bronze metallic paint, a black roof and matching 20-inch black alloy wheels. For those who don’t want that bronze, there are three new colors: Hakuba Silver, Santorini Black or Eiger Grey.
As with the other updated JLR products we saw recently, the Velar’s cabin gets updated with a new steering wheel, Pivi Pro infotainment system (10-inch upper and lower touchscreens), a 12.3-inch digital driver display, PM2.5 filtration and so on. The updated Velar also gets the Active Road Noise Cancellation with a claimed reduction of 4 decibels.
Safety and ADAS updates include new Rear Collision Monitors which automatically apply brakes if a collision is imminent.
Moving on to the business end of the story, most of the powertrains are combined with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines are claimed to be 12.9 kg (28.5 lbs) and 7 kg (15.5 lbs) lighter, respectively, compared to the V6 engines they replace.
- P250 – 2.0-litre 4-cylinder; 184 kW (250 hp) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- P340 – 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder with MHEV; 250 kW (340 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- P400 – 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder with MHEV; 294 kW (400 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- D200 – 2.0-litre 4-cylinder; 150 kW (204 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- D200 – 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with MHEV; 150 kW (204 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- D300 – 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder; 221 kW (300 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
- D300 – 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder with MHEV; 221 kW (300 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque; 8-speed automatic; AWD
The air suspension comes as standard with the models packing the in-line 6-cylinder Ingenium engines.
As for the P400e PHEV variant, it combines a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The ICE produces 221 kW (300 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, while the e-motor develops 105 kW (143 hp) and 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque. They offer a combined 297 kW (404 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. The PHEV is claimed to dispatch a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 5.4 seconds.
A 17.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is claimed to offer a real-world pure-electric range of 53 km (32 mi). Read more here.
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