Range Rover Velar ‘electrifies’ with plug-in hybrid, infotainment
September 27 2020 12:22 AM
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The Range Rover Velar.
The Range Rover Velar.

The Range Rover Velar is now even more “desirable, sustainable and intelligent” with the introduction of an electric plug-in hybrid option, advanced new infotainment technology and elegant new design features.
The mid-size luxury SUV, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Sport in the family line-up, offers customers the “perfect balance of design and technology – now with electric power”, according to a press statement issued in Doha by Alfardan Premier Motors Co, the official retailer of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Qatar.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid offers a smooth and refined drive, producing a combined 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with an impressive 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100kph in 5.4 seconds). A 17.1Wh lithium-ion
battery, located under the boot floor, can be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes using a fast DC charge point, or in 1 hour 40 minutes using a standard 7kW wallbox. 
“With zero tailpipe emissions in electric mode, an impressive real-world all-electric range of 53km, fuel economy of up to 2.2 litres/100km (130.2mpg) and CO2 emissions from just 49g/km, the Range Rover Velar is now even more sustainable by design,” the statement noted.
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 is 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 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 MHEV technology in addition to the latest engine technologies for efficient performance. 
The new P340 and P400 straight-six engines generate 480Nm/550Nm torque respectively, while the powerful P400 delivers an impressive 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds (0-100km in 5.5 seconds.) 
Velar features a reductive design, emphasised with beautifully integrated digital screens that are now fitted with Land Rover’s state-of-the-art 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. Crisp new graphics and superfast responsiveness are enabled with a new electrical architecture under the surface, ensuring that 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. Bluetooth connectivity is also available for two phones at once.
Nick Rogers, executive director, Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Electrified powertrains and cleaner mild hybrid diesel engines mean the Velar is an even more efficient and sustainable option for our customers. 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, 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.”
The experience inside the Range Rover Velar is now an even calmer sanctuary with the addition of 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. The effect is subtle, but the minimum reduction of 4 decibels ensures an even more refined and calming interior space. 
A new Cabin Air Filtration system enhances the relaxing and clean sanctuary inside Velar, reducing levels of harmful particulates, pollen and even odours. 
Also available is the new second-generation wearable Activity Key, which can totally replace the traditional key fob when necessary. 
Additional new design features introduced on Velar include a new steering wheel design that has integrated smart buttons ready to receive the latest ADAS software updates over-the-air. 
The ‘Range Rover Velar Edition’ provides even more customer choice and features a combination of exterior and interior upgrades.



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