Range Rover Velar will get a PHEV option for 2021

The luxury crossover will be updated with a plug-in hybrid engine, amongst other changes...

For reasons still unknown, the Range Rover Velar has attained enough popularity for it to last 3 years, and it might last even longer than that because recently Jaguar Land Rover unveiled an updated version for 2021, which also includes a PHEV option.

Known as the P400e, the plug-in hybrid version of Velar combines a 296bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 141bhp electric motor, then slaps an eight-speed automatic gearbox in order to create a total output of 400bhp, making it the second-most powerful Velar variant behind the 5.0L Supercharged V8 that produces 542bhp, and allowing it to go 0-60 in 5.1sec.

Besides receiving a PHEV variant, other updates for Velar include improved dual-screen graphics, a wireless smartphone charging pad mounted in the centre cupholder and a new allergen-blocking air filtration system.

I'll admit, I have accused PHEVs of being about as dreary as a documentary about UK's sheep farms, but I will say right now that they have benefits, and I think that the P400e could help Land Rover become a more modern company. The other updates on the car also sound very modern, especially the filtration system, and I think that overall it's worth spending £46,110 on the car.

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