With light upgrades and different engine options, Velar P400e has been launched and we can easily that it’s the company’s most modern-day model. A few years back, if Land Rover had announced to make such a vehicle, it would have surely confused its loyal customers.
It’s indeed a different product from what the company provided before 2011 when the Evoque was revealed and represented the brand in that era. But the option for a plug-in hybrid powertrain is very normal these days and provided by many models. And it’s appropriate for the firm to provide it in a lower-riding, luxury-centric model.
The customers will get this plug-in hybrid derivative as well as a refreshed version of the Velar, which’s interesting as the vehicle is just three years old. This might be the reason why there are only minor updates. The exterior sees new paint colors and wheel designs, which won’t do much to change its appearance. There are more changes to the interior, however. There is a new steering wheel as well as a gear selector. The touchscreens have also been updated; they now use the Pivi Pro infotainment software, but there are no changes to the hardware.
As we mentioned before, the customers will get several engine options. The main options are the four-cylinder turbo petrol plug-in hybrid and two turbocharged 3.0-liter 48V mild hybrids. If you don’t have enough budget to get the plug-in or any six-cylinder model, you should get its P250 petrol equivalent.
If you know about the updated Jaguar F-Pace, you know what its powertrain can offer. Both vehicles share the same D7a platform. The driving experience is average overall, so that’s not very impressive considering the price of the vehicle.
There is a 139bhp electric motor powered by the 16.3kWh battery pack that lies below the boot floor. The vehicle doesn’t provide a spare tire, as many of its rivals. The battery can be fully charged in about three hours using a 7kW wall box.