The Range Rover Velar is now even more desirable, sustainable and intelligent with the introduction of two new MHEV engines, advanced new infotainment technology and elegant new design features.
The mid-size luxury SUV, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport in the family line-up, offers customers the perfect balance of design and technology – a new 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engine is introduced to the Range Rover Velar for the first time.
The latest generation of smooth and efficient petrol engine is available with 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology for reduced fuel consumption and heightened refinement. The new straight-six engine, developed in-house, is available as a 294kW P400 petrol all-wheel drive variant, and is fitted with air suspension as standard for signature Range Rover comfort.
The new engine is available with mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology (MHEV) in addition to the latest engine technologies, for efficient performance. The MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to harvest energy usually lost under deceleration, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace. It is able to redeploy the stored energy to assist the engine when accelerating away, while also delivering a more refined and responsive stop/start system.
The new 294kW P400 straight-six engine generates 550Nm of torque and an impressive 0-100km in 5.5 seconds. The P400 engine features an electric supercharger supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL), for refined performance.
Additionally, the next generation four-cylinder Ingenium 150kW D200 diesel is introduced on the Range Rover Velar, offering more power, lower CO2 and improved fuel economy. The engine is offered with the same 48-volt mild hybrid technology as the P400, with CO2 from 165g/km* and fuel economy of up to 6.3 litres/100km*.
The popular 2.0-litre four-cylinder 184kW P250 Ingenium petrol engine remains, producing 365Nm of torque, delivering 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds with fuel economy of from 9.4 l/100km*.
The latest advanced powertrain features the intelligent CVVL system which works alongside variable cam timing (VCT) technology to enable complete control of engine air-intake, optimising performance and fuel economy.
It uses the twin-scroll turbocharger with low friction bearings for reduced friction and improved responses. The twin scroll turbocharger is fed by an integrated exhaust manifold, which reduces weight. A water-cooled charge air cooler is fitted instead of a standard air-based intercooler as it is more effective in reducing the intake air temperature. This improves combustion, delivering higher peak power along with enhanced fuel economy and reduced emissions.
Velar features a reductive design, emphasised with beautifully integrated digital screens that are now fitted with Land Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment system, Pivi Pro. The intelligent and intuitive system transforms the digital experience inside Velar.
Pivi is designed around ease of use, with a simple interface reducing the number of interactions to enhance safety. Crisp new graphics and super-fast responsiveness are enabled with a new electrical architecture under the surface, ensuring the screens and navigation system are ready to go in seconds, thanks also to a dedicated power source. Customers can access software updates ‘over-the-air’ reducing the need to visit a retailer. An embedded data connection means customers have access to the latest maps, apps and vehicle software modules with updates scheduled via the touchscreen at a time to suit them.
Streaming music and media has never been simpler. Spotify is integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time, with data included, while there’s Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once.
“The Range Rover Velar’s name and bloodline dates back to the code name of the original Range Rover prototypes,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover. “It has been fifty years since the introduction of the pioneering Range Rover in 1970, and now with two new mild hybrid petrol and diesel engines, the Velar is an even more efficient and sustainable option for our customers. Jaguar Land Rover’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture – EVA 2.0 – supports the new Pivi Pro infotainment, as well as Software over the Air (SOTA), and a whole suite of advanced driver assistance systems, cameras and clean-air technology, making the Range Rover Velar cleaner, safer and smarter than ever before and one of the most technologically advanced luxury SUVs in the world.”
The experience inside the Range Rover Velar is now an even calmer sanctuary with the addition of Active Road Noise Cancellation. The intelligent technology works like a pair of high-end noise cancellation headphones, constantly monitoring vibrations from the road surface and calculating the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants. The effect is subtle, but the minimum reduction of 4 decibels ensures an even more refined and calming interior space. The system is even able to adjust the level and position of sounds played into the cabin based on the number of passengers and their position inside the vehicle by using the seatbelt sensors. This advanced system delivers a more serene experience inside Velar, even reducing driver tiredness, which can be brought about by extended exposure to low-frequency sound on long journeys.
A new Cabin Air Filtration system enhances the relaxing and clean sanctuary inside Velar, reducing levels of harmful particulates, pollen and even odours. The new system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. Activated via a ‘Purify’ button in the lower touchscreen, it is capable of filtering ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5). Drivers and passengers can be assured the air they breathe inside the Range Rover Velar is cleaner than the air outside.
Also available is the new second-generation wearable Activity Key, which can totally replace the traditional key fob when necessary. The water-resistant and shock-proof wrist device now incorporates an LCD watch and allows customers to start, stop, lock and unlock the vehicle, with no need to take a traditional key fob out with them.
Additional new design features introduced on Velar include a new steering wheel design which has integrated smart buttons ready to receive the latest ADAS software updates over-the-air. A tactile new Drive Selector also replaces the rotary gear selector.
|Australian 21MY Line-up :|
|R-Dynamic S P250 (184kW/365Nm)||$ 87,000|
|R-Dynamic SE P250 (184kW/365Nm)||$ 92,000|
|R-Dynamic SE D200 MHEV (150kW/430Nm)||$ 96,000|
|R-Dynamic SE P400 MHEV (294kW/550Nm)||$ 117,000|
|R-Dynamic HSE P400 MHEV (294kW/550Nm)||$ 127,000|
**All derivatives of Velar are available to order now.
Δ Pivi Pro available as standard on all Australian S, SE and HSE models
Δ Δ Pivi Pro and Online Pack standard on all Australian S, SE and HSE models; Spotify Premium subscription is required