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News New 2021 Range Rover Velar Plug-In Hybrid Debuts With Nearly 400 HP

New 2021 Range Rover Velar Plug-In Hybrid Debuts With Nearly 400 HP

2021 Velar goes all-in on electrified powertrains

  • The new 2021 Range Rover Velar gets a new plug-in hybrid 400e version with 53 kilometres of range (33 miles)

  • A mild-hybrid system is also announced

  • Pivi infotainment added as well


Thanks to the new 2021 Range Rover Velar P400e plug-in hybrid version announced today, Range Rover has electrified its entire lineup of vehicles.

The new Velar also gets a new Lantau Bronze color and the Pivi infotainment system. Under the hood, a mild-hybrid system is also new to go along with the plug-in hybrid engine option added for 2021.

The big news is the P400e plug-in hybrid, however. It pairs a 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 105-kW electric motor to produce a total of 398 horsepower. Range Rover says it will reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.1 seconds and 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e
2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

A 17.1-kWh lithium-ion battery located under the cargo area provides 53 km of range, or 33 miles. That’s on the European circuit, however, so North American range will likely fall around 40 kilometres, or 25 miles.

A DC fast-charging system can charge up 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes while a standard home charging system will accomplish a full charge in just over 90 minutes. Fuel economy when taking into account the Velar’s range is rated at just 2.2 litres per 100 kilometres, or 106 mpg.

Other changes made to the 2021 Range Rover Velar include a new 3.0-litre straight-six that is paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This engine will be offered in both diesel and gas versions, although North America will likely only see the gas engines.

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e
2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

The P340 version delivers 335 horsepower while the P400 delivers 395 horsepower.

The mild hybrid system serves to recoup the energy lost while braking or slowing down, and use it to power various functions of the vehicle. The end result is improved fuel economy.

A four-cylinder turbo engine is also offered with which will average just 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres according to Range Rover.

Last but not least, the 2021 Range Rover Velar gets the Pivi infotainment system, the latest multimedia technology from Land Rover and Range Rover.

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e
2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

2021 Range Rover Velar P400e | Photo: Land Rover

 

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