Land Rover introduced the updated Range Rover VelarNovember 19, 2020
Land Rover’s top model, the 2021 Range Rover Velar SUV, gets a 395-horsepower engine with the update and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.2 seconds.
Back in September, it was announced that the Land Rover Range Rover Velar will receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time as part of the 2021 luxury SUV updates. At the time, we didn’t know what the engine lineup would be, but now the automaker has shared all the details.
Ingenium’s new 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine is available in two configurations, both featuring an electric supercharger and a twin-scroll turbocharger. The Mild Hybrid System (MHEV) uses an in-belt starter-generator (BiSG) to collect energy normally lost during deceleration. This energy is stored in a 48 V lithium-ion battery and is used, for example, to aid the engine when accelerating.
The Range Rover Velar P340 produces 335 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, while the P400 delivers 395 hp. and 549 Nm. In the case of the P400, this power is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.2 seconds. Air suspension mates with these powertrains and an all-wheel drive system as standard. As before, the cheaper Velar uses a 247bhp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but there is no indication that last year’s V8 will be present in the lineup.
Along with new mild-hybrid inline-six engines, the stylish Velar, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Sport models, now features the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which replaces the previous Touch Pro Duo. Its high-definition graphics, responsiveness and well-positioned digital screens make this system easier to use than ever before.
The latest electrical architecture not only ensures that the system turns on quickly, but also that a software update over the air will eliminate the need for a dealer visit. Customers can use the built-in data connection, for example to access the latest navigation maps. Bluetooth connectivity is possible for two phones, while Spotify has been directly integrated into the infotainment structure. Improved visibility for the driver is provided by a new 3D camera system, which is standard on every Velar.
In keeping with Land Rover’s finest tradition and craftsmanship, the Velar now features Active Noise Cancellation. This technology captures vibrations from the road and generates the perfect antiphase sound wave, which is necessary to eliminate noise disturbing passengers inside.
Other updates include an updated steering wheel with new smart buttons, and the previous rotary gear selector has been replaced with a new drive selector. An available cabin air filtration system can reduce the level of odor and dust in the cabin. Finally, there is a new wearable activity key: thanks to its own LCD screen, the key can be used to more conveniently unlock, start or stop the Velar.
Prices for the 2021 Range Rover Velar with four-cylinder engines start at $ 56,900 for the Velar S, while the Velar R-Dynamic S starts at $ 58,900. For the six-cylinder options, the P340 Velar S, R-Dynamic S and R-Dynamic HSE, dealers will ask for $ 63,900, $ 65,900 and $ 76,900, respectively.
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