The updated Range Rover Velar has been introduced by Land Rover, bringing new style and technology for 2023. The inside has been completely redesigned, and the PHEV model received a bigger battery, increasing range, even if the external improvements are difficult to see.
The Range Rover Velar was initially released in 2017 and upgraded two years later. This time around, improvements are more substantial in an effort to pique consumer interest in the stylish SUV that bridges the Evoque and Range Rover Sport gaps.
The Velar's designers focused only on minor features since the appearance is still attractive even after six years. The updated Pixel LED headlamp graphics, the new grille pattern modeled after the new Range Rover, the "super LED" tail lights, and the slightly altered diffuser/skid plate on the rear bumper are a few of these changes. The new Metallic Varesine Blue and Premium Metallic Zadar Grey hues complete the expansion of the color pallet.
The center console now features a cleaner, more contemporary design in place of the twin touchscreen arrangement of the outgoing Velar, which represents a far more substantial interior change. The new 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen, which now incorporates all features, including the temperature controls, is the focal point. Therefore, other than the controls positioned on the steering wheel, the Velar has no physical controls of any type. Land Rover claims that 80% of actions may be completed on the home screen with just two touches. With over-the-air upgrades, the Pivi Pro7 infotainment, navigation, onboard diagnostics, chassis, and engine may all be improved.
Due to the available Active Road Noise Cancellation function of the optional Meridian 3D Surround Sound System with 17 speakers, Land Rover boasts that the Velar offers the quietest interior in its category. The Cabin Air Purification Plus filtering system will further guarantee that the air is completely pure.
Improved PHEV, Carry-Over Petrol And Diesel Options
A new 19.2 kWh lithium-ion battery has been added to the plug-in hybrid Range Rover Velar P400e (up from 13.6 kWh). As a result, the EV range in the WLTP cycle has increased by 11 km (7 miles) over its predecessor to 64 km (40 miles). When connected to a 50 kW charger, the new battery is also capable of quick DC charging, moving from 0-80% in 30 minutes. A typical 7 kW AC charger needs 2.5 hours to complete a full charge.
The remaining engines are available in both gasoline and diesel, with the majority of them including 48-Volt mild-hybrid technology and all of them solely linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels. While the Electronic Air Suspension is an option, Adaptive Dynamics (active suspension) is a standard feature on all six-cylinder and PHEV variants. The range includes the following variations in further detail:
P250: 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with 247 hp (184 kW / 250 PS) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque
P340: 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol MHEV with 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque
P400: 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol MHEV with 395 hp (294 kW / 400 PS) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque
P400e: 2.0 four-cylinder petrol and single electric motor PHEV with a combined 398 hp (297 kW / 404 PS) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque
D200: 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel MHEV with 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque
D300: 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel MHEV with 296 hp (221 kW / 300 PS) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque