Here we are set to welcome the much-awaited new Range Rover Velar, now with mild or plug-in hybrid electric engines, which delivers an impeccable balance of classy design and advanced intellectual technology.  The ‘Range Rover Velar Edition’ offers even more customer varieties along with featuring a blend of exterior and interior upgrades.

“The Range Rover Velar’s name and bloodline date back to the code name of the original Range Rover prototypes.  It has been fifty years since the introduction of the pioneering Range Rover in 1970, and now every family member is electrified with our awesome plug-in hybrid technology.  Electrified powertrains and cleaner mild-hybrid diesel engines mean the Velar is an even more efficient and sustainable option for our customers,” Nick Rogers, the Executive Director, Product Engineering Jaguar Land Rover said.”

“Jaguar Land Rover’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture – EVA 2.0 – supports the new Pivi and 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.”

Customers will be more amazed to be provided with a perfect balance of features and technology, now with electric power.  It consists of the upgraded new 2.0-liter four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid drive, generating a mutual 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with an inspiring 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds).  Also, a 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged to 80 percent in just 30 minutes †† using a high DC charge point is a plus point of the new vehicle.  Moreover, with NIL tailpipe emissions in electric mode, the Range Rover Velar has become ecological in design and nature.

There’s also been an introduction of a 3.0-liter straight-six Ingenium engines in the Range Rover Velar family for the first time.  This latest efficient petrol and diesel engines are accessible with 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology in order to reduce the fuel consumption.  The new straight-six engines are also made as D300 (300PS diesel) and P340 (340PS) and P400 (400PS) petrol all-wheel-drive variants, each fitted with air deferment as typical for signature Range Rover comfort.

For efficient performance, the MHEV system invests in a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to produce energy, which is typically lost under deceleration.  It is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery.  While the latest P340 and P400 straight-six engines cause 480Nm/550Nm torque respectively, whereas the P400 supplies an imposing 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds.  Thus, this series of consecutive turbos and a progressive system deliver one of the world’s leading clean diesel engines.

Furthermore, the next-generation four-cylinder (204PS diesel) also offers more power, lower CO 2, and better fuel economy.  Velar has a reductive design, featured with attractively cohesive digital screens that are now fitted with Land Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment system, Pivi, and Pivi Pro.  This Pivi is intended to design with a modest interface dropping the number of connections to improve safety.  Due to its devoted power source, new graphics and super-fast approachability are permitted with a new electrical architecture, ensuring the screens and navigation system to start in seconds.  Even the inserted data connection allows the customers to access the latest maps, apps, and vehicle software modules with updates scheduled via the touchscreen according to their comfortable time.

Talking about the customer’s entertainment, a wide variety of streaming music and media has been included as well.  Spotify app is assimilated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time, whereas there is Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once.

The new second-generation wearable Activity Key, which can totally replace the traditional key fob when necessary, is also available.  The water-resistant wrist device now integrates an LCD watch and lets customers start, stop, lock, and unlock the vehicle.

The experience inside the Range Rover Velar is now an even calmer and works like a pair of high-end noise cancellation headphones, constantly monitoring vibrations and removing the unnecessary noises.  In addition, it can easily regulate the level of sounds played into the cabin based on the number of passengers in the vehicle by using the seatbelt sensors.  Thus, this reduces the driver’s tiredness and can ease in comfortable and long journeys.

This system also improves the clean sanctuary inside Velar, which reduces the levels of harmful particulates, pollen, and even odors.  It filters out allergens, pollen, and even strong smells.  It is also proficient to filter ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5) that are activated via a ‘Purify’ button.  Therefore, this makes the drivers and passengers to be assured of the air they breathe inside the velar.

The Velar even introduces a new steering wheel design that has cohesive smart buttons prepared to accept the latest ADAS software updates over-the-air.

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

Siddhika Prajapati

Siddhika Prajapati

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