Jaguar Land Rover India has announced the launch of the updated Range Rover Velar for 2021 in India. The 2021 Velar is priced at Rs 79.87 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and JLR states that it has already begun deliveries of the updated Velar in India. Additionally, customers can visit a dealership or visit www.findmeasuv.in to book the Range Rover Velar online. The 2021 Velar is only available in the R-Dynamic S trim with two powertrain options – P250 AWD Automatic and D200 AWD Automatic MHEV.
Customers of the updated Velar can opt between two engines. One is an Ingenium 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 247bhp and 365Nm of torque, and with it is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that delivers 201bhp and 430Nm of torque. Both engines are offered with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. JLR claims that the 0-100km/h time of the diesel-powered Velar is at 8.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 210km/h. On the other hand, the petrol-powered Velar can do the 0-100km/h stint in 7.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 217km/h.
In terms of the exterior changes for the 2021 Velar, you won’t find anything different from the previous version. Not like it needed any changing either, but JLR has added a whole host of features compared to the previous generation. Features such as air suspension, a 3D surround camera and cabin air ionisation with a PM2.5 filter. On the interiors, too, there are no visible changes, but Range Rover has updated their technology to its latest Pivi Pro infotainment. Active road noise cancellation is now a feature on offer as well.
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “Range Rover Velar is one the most aspirational SUV’s in India because of its peerless blend of avant-garde design, luxury and technology. In its latest avatar, with introduction of new technology and convenience features, the Range Rover Velar has become more desirable than ever.”
The Range Rover Velar always managed to stand out amongst its competition in this segment with its distinctive looks. A segment that is otherwise dominated by the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5. With these minor updates that the 2021 Velar receives, it does close further improve its grounds in this segment but would have to offer a lot more to dethrone the GLE and X5.