The new Range Rover Velar P400e Plug-In Hybrid offers an all-electric range of 33 miles, CO2 emissions of 49g/km, 130mpg, and a benefit in kind tax rate for company car drivers starting from just 10%.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid produces a combined 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with a 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds.
The Velar P400e Plug-In Hybrid has zero tailpipe emissions in electric mode, a real-world all-electric range of 33 miles, fuel economy of up to 130.2mpg, and CO2 emissions from 49g/km.
A 17.1Wh lithium-ion battery, located under the boot floor, can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes using 50kW or 100kW DC rapid chargers (the actual charge into the vehicle is limited to 32kW), or 1 hour 40 minutes using a standard 7kW wallbox.
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 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 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), which 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 load space. 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.
The new in-line Ingenium diesel engine designs meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro 6d-final real-world driving compliance.
The Velar is now fitted with Land Rover’s infotainment system, Pivi and Pivi Pro. Pivi is designed around ease of use, with a simple interface reducing the number of interactions to enhance safety. New graphics and fast responsiveness are enabled with a new electrical architecture under the surface, ensuring the screens and navigation system are ready to go in seconds, thanks also to a dedicated power source. Customers can access software updates ‘over-the-air’ reducing the need to visit a retailer. An embedded data connection means customers have access to the latest maps, apps and vehicle software modules with updates scheduled via the touchscreen at a time to suit them.
The Range Rover Velar also has Active Road Noise Cancellation. The intelligent technology works like a pair of high-end 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.
A new Cabin Air Filtration system is capable of filtering ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5).
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, st
op, lock and unlock the vehicle, with no need to take a traditional key fob out with them.
Customer deliveries of plug-in-hybrid models will begin early in 2021.