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.

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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.”

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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.