Range Rover Velar gets minor updates for 2023 model year
The 2023 Range Rover facelift has the same appealing appearance as the previous model. However, the business has altered the front radiator grille and headlight cluster designs. Additionally, the rear fascia now has a reprofiled bumper and new taillights, and new alloy wheel choices have been added to the list.
The Velar P400e plug-in hybrid has been upgraded for 2023, resulting in an 11 km increase in EV-only range and a battery capacity increase from 13.6 kWh to 19.2 kWh.
The P400e continues to combine a 143PS electric motor in the transmission with a 301PS, 2.0-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine for a total output of 404PS and 640 Nm. It can accelerate quickly, reaching a top speed of 209 kmph in just 5.4 seconds from 0 to 100 kmph.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine produces 250PS without the help of an electric motor, but the other three engine choices - a 2.0-litre four-pot diesel with 204PS and a pair of 3.0-litre straight-six engines, one powered by petrol and the other by diesel and producing 400PS and 300PS, respectively - all feature mild hybrid technology.
The mid-size Range Rover SUV's interior has also been updated. It now has a bigger 11.4-inch touchscreen display, much like the Range Rover Sport, and a revised steering wheel. According to Range Rover, the Pivi Pro interface used by the display allows 80% of tasks to be completed with no more than two touches. In reality, the centre console is currently devoid of any buttons.
In India, the Velar rivals the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe and BMW X6 and we could expect the facelifted Rangie to come to the Indian market later this year.
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