Land Rover has launched the 2023 Velar SUV in India. The company is offering the Velar only in the top end HSE trim at INR 94.3 lakh (ex-showroom).
What’s new in the 2023 Range Rover Velar SUV?
The current model gets some exterior changes as compared to the earlier model. These include cosmetic tweaks, new pixel LED headlamp and integrated LED DRLs, revised tail lamps and a new rear bumper.
On the inside, there are now less physical buttons. Land Rover now offers a minimalistic interior with features like a 11.4-inch curved touchscreen that can control most of the vehicle functions. The Velar is the first car from the Jaguar Land Rover stable to get the next-gen Pivi Pro infotainment. The Pivi Pro features Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto and there is wireless charging and a redesigned centre console as well.
Range Rover has also incorporated active noise cancellation technology to ensure a minimal road noise intrusion in the cabin. Also included inside is a PM 2.5 Cabin Filter and a nanoe™ X technology to tackle pathogens and reduce odours, bacteria and allergens at the same time.
Other features in the SUV include a 360-degree camera, powered front seats, heating and ventilation equipped front seats, a powered tailgate and a Meridian audio system.
Powertrain of the Range Rover Velar
The new Velar comes with two engine options. The 2.0-litre petrol motor is good for 246 BHP and 365 Nm. Meanwhile the 2.0-litre diesel engine puts out 201 BHP and 420 Nm of torque. Both are paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. For the sake of comparison, the petrol powered Velar can reach a top speed of 217 km/h with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds. Meanwhile the diesel does a relaxed 8.3 seconds to the top with a claimed top speed of 210 km/h.