Land Rover introduced the facelifted Range Rover Velar for 2023, updating its appearance and technologies.
Land Rover introduced the updated Range Rover Velar. The company aims to bring new styles and technology for 2023 in fact. While it may be tough to detect the improvements exterior, the Velar’s inside has undergone a complete overhaul. The PHEV model has gained a larger battery and an increased range. The Range Rover Velar was unveiled in 2017 and redesigned two years later. This time around, improvements are more substantial in an effort to pique consumer interest in the stylish SUV.
Starting with the Velar’s appearance hasn’t aged well after six years. As a result, its designers focused only on minute details. The updated Pixel LED headlamp graphics, the new grille pattern modeled after the new Range Rover, the “super LED” taillights, 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.
Land Rover Claims That 80% of Actions May be Completed on The Home Screen
The center console now features a more straightforward and contemporary look, replacing the twin touchscreen arrangement of the previous Velar. Interior improvements are far more extensive. The new 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen is the focal point and now incorporates all features, including temperature controls.
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. The Pivi Pro7’s infotainment, navigation, onboard diagnostics, chassis, and engine may all benefit from over-the-air improvements.
The Active Road Noise Cancellation function of the optional Meridian 3D Surround Sound System, which has 17 speakers, according to Land Rover, gives the Velar’s cabin the quietest interior in its category. The Cabin Air Purification Plus filtering system will further assure that the air is completely pure.
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Velar Offers Enhanced PHEV, Oil, and Diesel Options
The plug-in hybrid Range Rover Velar P400e now boasts a new 19.2 kWh lithium-ion battery (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. Once 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. All of them are solely linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels. While Electronic Air Suspension is an option, Adaptive Dynamics (active suspension) is a standard feature on all six-cylinder and PHEV models.
In the UK, Europe, and Australia, the 2024 Range Rover Velar is now available for ordering. The new Velar costs between £54,045/$66,600 and £79,825/$98,369 in the UK. While prices there vary from AU$106,150/$75,093 to AU$157,900/$111,702 in Australia. Prices for the 2.0L turbo model start at $61,500 and go up to $78,400 for the 3.0L six-cylinder vehicle in the United States.