Range Rover Velar: Pic: supplied

British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover will launch the Range Rover Velar in South Africa in the first half of next year. With the introduction of electric hybrid options, new models with advanced infotainment technology, stylish and novel design features become more ideal, sustainable and smart.

Prices will be provided in time. The new special edition models are available in metallic bronze and the new white horse silver, Santorini black or Eiger grey.

Positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport of the family line, this mid-range luxury SUV offers customers the perfect balance between design and technology - now with electric power.

The new 2.0-liter plug-in four-cylinder hybrid P400e offers a smooth and smooth drive and delivers a total torque of 297 kW and 640 Nm from the 221-kW petrol engine and 76 kW electric motor at an impressive 0 to 100 speeds. km / h in 5.4 seconds.

The 17.1 Wh lithium-ion battery under the trunk floor can charge up to 80% †† in just 30 minutes with a fast DC charging point or 1 hour 40 minutes with a standard 7 kW wall.

With zero exhaust emissions in electric mode, an impressive all-electric range of 53 km , the fuel consumption of only 2.2 liters / 100 km, and CO2 emissions of just 49 g / km , the Range Rover Velar are now even more sustainable in design.

With the new 3.0 liter family, the carmaker will also present six Ingenium engines for the first time in the Range Rover Velar.

The latest generation of petrol and diesel makes the six developed engines available in South Africa as all-wheel drive petrol variants of the P340 and D300, designers equip each of which with standard air suspension for Range Rover comfort.

The new six-cylinder P340 engine delivers 250 kW of power with 480 Nm of torque and has a dual scroll turbocharger and stepless lift valve (CVVL) for increased performance. The D300 diesel engine offers 221 kW and 650 Nm of torque at 0-100 km / h in 6.5 seconds and fuel consumption of 7.4 liters / 100 km.

Besides, the next generation 147 kW Ingenium D200 four-cylinder, which offers more than the 132-kW engine it replaces, will feature on the Range Rover Velar.

The Velar features a reduction design highlighted by an integrated digital display that now features the state-of-the-art infotainment systems from Land Rover, Pivi, and Pivi Pro.

A smart and intuitive, offered as the Pivi Pro of the S specs package, transforms digital experiences into Velar.

Pivi is easy to use and has a simple user interface, which reduces the number of interactions for added security.

The new electrical architecture beneath the surface enables fresh new graphics and super-fast response, which make sure that the screen and navigation are ready for seconds thanks to dedicated resources.

Customers have wireless access to software updates, eliminating the need to visit a dealer.

The integrated data connection gives customers access to the latest maps, applications, and software modules for the vehicle.

The carmaker schedule updates via the touch screen. Streaming music and media have never been easier with the first two phone Bluetooth connections.

The Range Rover Velar experience is now a quieter hideaway with Active Road Noise Cancellation. This clever technology functions as high-end noise-canceling headphones, continuously monitoring road surface vibrations, and calculating the opposite-phase sound waves needed to mute the sound heard by occupants.

The effect is subtle, but a reduction of at least 4 decibels makes the interior smoother and calming. The system can even use seat belt sensors to adjust the level and position of sound played in the cabin based on the number of passengers and their position in the vehicle.

This advanced system provides a more relaxed experience on the velar and even reduces rider fatigue that can be obtainable from long exposures to low-frequency noise on long journeys.

The new cab air filter system improves comfort and cleanliness in Velar, reducing harmful particles, pollen, and even odors. The new system - introduced besides the existing cabin air ionization function - filters out fine dust particles, allergens, pollen, and even strong odors. By activating the “Clean” button on the lower touch screen, can filter out ultra-fine particles (up to and even below PM2.5).

Range Rover Velar can assure drivers and passengers that the air they breathe in the Range Rover Velar is cleaner than the outside air.

There is also a new second-generation portable activity lock that can completely replace the traditional key chain.

The waterproof and shockproof wrists have with LCD watches and allow customers to start, stop, lock, and unlock vehicles without having to carry a traditional key.

Other additional design features from Velar include a new steering wheel design with integrated smart buttons that can receive the latest ADAS software updates wirelessly. The new tactile drive selector also replaces the rotary selector lever.

The Range Rover Velar Edition offers customer options and a combination of exterior and interior refinements.

Based on the R-Dynamic SE specs, enhancements include a black contrast roof and matching 20-inch alloy black wheels for a more refined look.

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