Restyling for the Velar: the dashboard is revised and the rechargeable hybrid version receives a larger battery.
Small facelift for the Velar, the trendy SUV coupe from Range Rover. Exterior retouching is minor. And that’s logical: the vehicle has aged very well! Land Rover has therefore just revised the grille, the rear bumper (to better integrate the exhaust outlets) and the light signatures.
The vehicle can be fitted with new Pixel LED optics, which are more efficient than the Matrix LED: there are four modules of 67 LEDs in each headlight. This makes it possible to better adapt the light beam to the road conditions. The system is thus able to darken around four oncoming vehicles to avoid dazzling them.
It is on board that the design changes the most. The Velar receives an all-new multimedia interface. The two screens in the center console are replaced by a single 11.4-inch, curved and floating glass. The presentation is thus more refined and more ergonomic, with better placed settings. The display of the functions on the screen is thus promised more practical, with for example shortcuts to the sound and air conditioning settings which remain permanently visible on the sides. Range Rover therefore remains faithful to all touch. There’s also voice control through Amazon’s Alexa system.
In terms of engines, there is better for the P400e plug-in hybrid variant. It still combines a 2.0 petrol block of 300 hp with a 105 kW electric motor, for a maximum cumulative power of 404 hp. But the battery has been enlarged, with a capacity increased by 12% to 19.2 kWh. The range in electric mode increases from 53 to 64 km (mixed WLTP cycle).
This “new” Velar is already available to order, starting at €89,500.
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