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Updated Range Rover Velar gains plug-in hybrid engine

6 Range Rover Velar p400e

Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Velar with a new powertrain line-up that includes a plug-in hybrid for the first time.

The new model also benefits from the addition of the brand’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Key for user choosers is the new P400e plug-in hybrid. It uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor, with a 17.1kWh battery. CO2 emissions start from 49g/km and the car has an electric range of 33 miles, placing it in the 10% BIK bracket.

The battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes using a DC fast charger, or in less than two hours using a standard wallbox.

Combined, the powertrain develops 404PS and 640Nm, giving the Velar strong performance. Acceleration from 0-62mph take 5.1 seconds.

A new family of 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines is also introduced to the Range Rover Velar as part of this update. The new units feature 48-volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology for reduced fuel consumption and heightened refinement.

The D300 diesel provides 650Nm and can reach 60mph from rest in 6.1 seconds. It is RDE2 compliant and emits from 194g/km of CO2, with average fuel consumption of 37.2mpg.

The P400 petrol is the most powerful non-SV engine ever offered in a Velar. Using an electric supercharger, it can accelerate the SUV to 60mph in 5.2 seconds and return 227g/km.

At the entry-level, the Velar is also available with a mild-hybrid four-cylinder D200 diesel, emitting from 165g/km.

Prices start at £46,110 for the revised Velar range. Alongside the new powertrains, the car is now available with Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system.

It combines two 10-inch touchscreens and a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display.

The system includes a range of connected services including WiFi hotspot, music streaming and an app for paying for parking.

It also can perform over-the-air software updates and has a back-up battery so the system is ready to use immediately when the car is unlocked.

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