Range Rover Velar Adds Hybrid Powertrain For 2021
With the hybrid addition comes numerous new features.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.