Range Rover Velar gets new engine options and safety tech

Range Rover has announced that its mid-size Velar SUV has new engine options and has gained new safety tech. New engine options include a D275 3.0L V6 diesel engine making 275ps and 625Nm of torque. The P340 is a 3.0L supercharged gas V6 that makes 340ps and 450Nm of torque.

2019 Velar buyers also have expanded availability of Kvadrat premium textile seats. New driver assistance systems include Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. That adaptive cruise tech works between 0-180km/h and uses the existing adaptive cruise functionality with the addition of Lane Centering.

Lane centering can keep the car in its lane and maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front of it. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go allows the Velar to follow the car in front and stop if that car comes to a stop and take off again when the driver taps the pedal. Radar-based high-speed emergency braking enables forward collision detection and works between 10-160 km/h. It can detect an imminent collision and alert the driver.

If the driver fails to respond, the system can apply the brakes. All Velars get a rear camera, front and rear parking aids, driver condition monitor, emergency braking, and lane keep assist. Adaptive dynamics is available and monitors wheel movement 500 times per second at each wheel. Four-corner air suspension is optional.

Range Rover fitted the SUV with a larger 82-liter fuel tank, a significant gain from the previous 63L tank for longer driving distance on several gas models. The models include the supercharged 380ps V6, new 340ps supercharged V6, the 300ps 2.0L Ingenium and 250ps 2.0L Ingenium engine. The new features may vary by market.

SOURCE: Land Rover