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Range Rover Velar Completes Lineup Electrification

The new Range Rover will be available as a hybrid option. Photo: Land Rover

The Range Rover Velar now offers an electric plug-in hybrid option. 

Engine

The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid produce a combined 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with a 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds. A 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery, located under the boot floor, can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes using a fast DC charge point, or 1 hour 40 minutes using a standard 7kW wallbox.

New 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines are also introduced to the Range Rover Velar. The petrol and diesel engines are available with 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology. The new straight-six engines are available as D300 (300PS diesel) and P340 (340PS) and P400 (400PS) petrol all-wheel drive variants, each fitted with air suspension as standard.

The new engines are available with mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology (MHEV). The MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to harvest energy, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace.

The new P340 and P400 straight-six engines generate 480Nm/550Nm torque respectively, while the powerful P400 delivers 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds (0-100km in 5.5 seconds.) Both engines feature an electric supercharger supported by a twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL).

The new in-line Ingenium diesel engine designs meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro compliance with 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. The Ingenium diesel unit is now also available in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Additionally, the next generation four-cylinder Ingenium D200 (204PS diesel) is introduced on the Range Rover Velar, offering lower CO2 and improved fuel economy. The engine is offered with the same 48-volt mild hybrid technology as the rest of the range, with CO2 from 165g/km and fuel economy of up to 44.9mpg (6.3 litres/100km).

Exterior

Based on the R-Dynamic SE specification, outside enhancements include a black contrast roof and matching 20-inch black alloy wheels. The new special edition model is available exclusively in Lantau Bronze metallic paint, as well as the new Hakuba Silver, Santorini Black or Eiger Grey.

Interior Features

Velar features integrated digital screens that are fitted with Land Rover’s infotainment system, Pivi and Pivi Pro.

The Range Rover Velar is now equipped with Active Road Noise Cancellation. The intelligent technology works like a pair of 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 system is 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.

A new Cabin Air Filtration system reduces levels of harmful particulates, pollen and odours. The new system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and strong smells. Activated via a ‘Purify’ button in the lower touchscreen, it is capable of filtering ultra-fine particulates (up to and below PM2.5).

Additional new design features introduced on Velar include a steering wheel 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.

 

For more information on the Range Rover Velar, click here.

 

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