2024 Range Rover Velar debuts with more EV range


Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Velar for 2024 with subtle styling tweaks, upgraded onboard technology and a larger battery for the PHEV variant. Prices in the UK start at £54,045 (OTR).

So, what’s all the hoopla? Well, visually, the 2024 Velar has been bestowed with a “reductionist design” philosophy. In simpler terms, it’s all about minimalism and simple lines, and therefore, the headlights and taillights feature simpler light signatures; not that the outgoing model had complicated ones, but the already clean design has been made even cleaner. The headlights are new Pixel LEDs while the taillights are now billed as super-red LEDs that apparently offer better visibility. The front grille has new detailing as you can probably tell. Two new color options join the exterior palette: Metallic Varesine Blue and Premium Metallic Zadar Grey. The Range Rover Velar Autobiography boasts Satin Burnished Copper detailing.

For the cabin, you get the latest edition of Pivi Pro infotainment system that measures 11.4-inches. Four new leather colorways are introduced: Cloud, Caraway, Raven Blue and Deep Garnet. These are complemented by a curated choice of details, including new Moonlight Chrome on the steering wheel, centre console surrounds and air vents. Technical Light Anodised or Dark Anodised Aluminium, or tactile Shadow Grey Ash wood veneer finishers further add to the elegance.

A leather-free option combines wool from Danish textile experts Kvadrat with Ultrafabrics polyurethane textile inserts, featuring a new Diamond Herringbone perforation pattern. Also, the new Velar’s Active Road Noise Cancellation technology is claimed to make the SUV the quietest vehicle in its class. This technology senses external frequencies and automatically processes an anti-noise through the vehicle’s audio system, reducing overall interior noise levels by a minimum of 4 dB, the equivalent of turning the volume down by four steps, the company said. The options list includes a 17-speaker Meridian 3D Surround Sound System.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the PHEV variant (P400e) gets a similar update as that of the 2024 Jaguar F-PACE PHEV. Meaning, the battery pack is now 19.2 kWh as opposed to 17.1 kWh of the outgoing model, resulting in a pure electric range of up to 64 km (40 mi)—up from 53 km (33 mi). However, JLR claims a real-world range of up to 51 km (32 mi). But anyway, the combined powertrain output figures remain 297 kW (404 metric hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft).

The regular petrol and diesel options remain P250 (2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol), P340 (3.0L 6-cylinder petrol MHEV), P400 (3.0L 6-cylinder petrol MHEV), D200 (2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel MHEV) and D300 (3.0L 6-cylinder diesel MHEV).

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