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Range Rover Velar goes Electric

The Range Rover Velar is one of our favourite cars. Most notably for it’s sleek lines, impressive stature and absolute luxury that is its interiors. Now, the new Range Rover Velar has grown up and has been reimagined for the digital age; a perfect balance of sophisticated design and intelligent technology, that now comes with the option of mild or plug-in hybrid electric engines.

As the perfect celebration of Range Rover’s 50-year history of innovation, the new Range Rover Velar features pioneering new technology and hybrid electrification. The Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover Velar ‘P400e’ offers customers impressive all-electric range of 53km (33 miles) and COemissions of 49g/km for more efficient journeys, with 48-volt mild hybrids also available across the range. But back to that in a minute.

As the perfect celebration of Range Rover’s 50-year history of innovation, the new Range Rover Velar features pioneering new technology and hybrid electrification. The Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover Velar ‘P400e’ offers customers impressive all-electric range of 53km (33 miles) and COemissions of 49g/km for more efficient journeys, with 48-volt mild hybrids also available across the range. But back to that in a minute.

The first thing you’ll notice before you get engrained in the hardware, is that the luxury element we’ve come to know and love with the Velar has been taken up a notch. There’s new exterior colour options including Lantau Bronze, which is exclusively available on the ‘Range Rover Velar Edition’. The interior is a true sanctuary, with new Pivi infotainment, Active Road Noise Cancellation for quieter and more serene journeys, and new Cabin Air Filtration for healthier, clean air inside.

It also features Range Rover’s unrivalled all-wheel drive capability on every terrain, with new mild-hybrid (MHEV) in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with air suspension as standard. Next-generation four-cylinder mild-hybrid Ingenium diesels offer exceptional efficiency, power and on-road performance 

Now, let’s get technical.

A new family of 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines is also introduced to the Range Rover Velar for the first time. The latest generation of smooth and efficient petrol and diesel engines are available with 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology for reduced fuel consumption and heightened refinement. The new straight-six engines, developed in-house, are available as D300 (300PS diesel) and P340 (340PS) and P400 (400PS) petrol all-wheel drive variants, each fitted with air suspension as standard for signature Range Rover comfort. 

The new engines are available with mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology (MHEV) in addition to the latest engine technologies, for efficient performance. The MHEV system uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) in the engine bay to harvest energy usually lost under deceleration, which is then stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery located beneath the rear loadspace. It is able to redeploy the stored energy to assist the engine when accelerating away, while also delivering a more refined and responsive stop/start system. 

Also available is the new second-generation wearable Activity Key, which can totally replace the traditional key fob when necessary. The water-resistant and shock-proof wrist device now incorporates an LCD watch and allows customers to start, stop, lock and unlock the vehicle, with no need to take a traditional key fob out with them.

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

The ‘Range Rover Velar Edition’ provides even more customer choice and features a combination of exterior and interior upgrades. Based on the R-Dynamic SE specification, enhancements include a black contrast roof and matching 20-inch black alloy wheels, for sophisticated presence. The distinctive new special edition model is available exclusively in Lantau Bronze metallic paint, as well as the new Hakuba Silver, Santorini Black or Eiger Grey.

For more information please visit: landrover-me.com

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