Jaguar Land Rover has given the Range Rover Velar SUV an update for 2021, and launched it in India at prices ranging from Rs 79.87 lakh (ex-showroom). While it continues to be sold during a sole R Dynamic S trim in both petrol and diesel guises, the upgrades are more towards comforts . The petrol engine develops 250PS of maximum power and 365Nm of peak torque. The diesel mill produces 204PS of maximum power and 430Nm of peak torque. Both the motors are mated to an automatic drive that sends power to all or any four wheels.
Starting with the mechanicals, a notable change to the Velar is that the more powerful diesel . While still a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mill, the new unit now develops 204hp – up from 180hp, though torque remains unchanged at 430Nm. The new unit also features mild-hybrid technology.
The petrol engine meanwhile is that the same 250hp, 2.0-litre turbocharged unit. Both engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard and all-wheel drive.
The other notable mechanical change to the posh SUV is that the inclusion of air suspension which should help improve the SUV’s ride quality.
Moving to the cabin, the Velar now comes with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system. Other new tech on offer includes a 360-degree camera – it previously only had a rear view camera, active road noise cancellation and a PM 2.5 filter for the cabin air ionisation system.
“The Range Rover Velar is one the foremost aspirational SUV’s in India due to its peerless blend of avant-garde design, luxury and technology. In its latest avatar, with the introduction of latest technology and convenience features, the Range Rover Velar has become more desirable than ever,” Jaguar Land Rover India President and director Rohit Suri said.
The carmaker’s India website also mentions that the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport will get the new, more powerful diesel also . Expect more details on updates to the 2 SUVs to return soon.