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Range Rover Velar Adds Hybrid Powertrain For 2021

With the hybrid addition comes numerous new features.

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Key Points:

1. The Range Rover Velar will be available in hybrid form starting with the 2021 model year.

2. The cabin gains Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

3. 2021 brings a $600 price hike, an active noise cancellation system, and a 360 degree camera as well.

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Details

Hybrid - it's not a friendly word to petrol lovers, but this hybrid Range Rover Velar might challenge that statement. For 2021, a hybrid powertrain will be available in the Range Rover Velar, one that consists of a 3.0 L turbocharged I6 and a 48-volt electrical system. This power combination is offered in two levels, one that produces 335 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, and another that puts out 395-hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.

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These power figures are why this Range Rover challenges the hybrid-hating statement. 395 horsepower in a hybrid? That doesn't sound right, especially when this isn't some Acura/Honda NSX system. Just like previous model years, I6-equipped Velars come standard with air suspension, and all models arrive with all wheel drive.

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Inside is Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is displayed through a 10-inch screen. Also added for 2021 is an active noise cancellation system, a wrist-worn Activity Key, and a 360 degree camera.

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Pricing

To account for these additions, the starting price has been bumped $600, now at $58,050. Top-trim R-Dynamic HSE models begin a hair above $78,000.

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Comments (3)

  • The dawn of a PHEV renaissance. One does wonder if the market needs hybrid SUVs that would spend most of its life on a high street with excess of 300hp? Or are horsepower numbers merely for self-aggrandizement at the local pub? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      2 months ago
    • Hybrids are still the way forward not full electric. They just need to spend the research money on getting these carbon capturing systems in place so that they can clean the air and create synthetic clean combustible fuels.

        2 months ago
    • I wouldn’t put much expectations into large scale commercialization of synthetic fuel in the near term, the technology and development have been at least a century old (since 1913) and yet to be economically viable when pitted against...

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