The Range Rover Velar has been given a little refresh by Land Rover, and it now features the latest infotainment system available across the brand’s models. Expect the Velar refresh from Land Rover India to arrive soon.
2023 Range Rover Velar Facelift Exterior Changes
The Velar refresh only included subtle external tweaks. New, thinner-pixel LED headlights with an upgraded daytime running lamp are found at the front of the Velar refresh (DRL). New, thin cylindrical grille pieces are included on the 2023 Velar as well. The Velar’s side profile remains unbroken, and its door handles are set flush into the body. Rearward, the Velar refresh includes new LED taillights, a lower bumper, and some black details.
2023 Range Rover Velar Interior
The most noticeable upgrade to the cabin is the new 11.4-inch curved Pivi Pro infotainment system. The old dual-screen layout has been replaced by the new touchscreen, leaving the dashboard with a clean and uncluttered appearance. The curved display minimises distracting reflections and supports wireless connectivity for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2019 Velar refresh also includes upgraded active noise cancellation, a revised steering wheel, and a more streamlined centre console with wooden accents.
2023 Range Rover Velar Powertrain Options
The updated Velar maintains a selection of Ingenium gasoline and diesel powertrains, some of which are mildly hybridised. Land Rover now sells the Velar in India with a choice between a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine. It’s unlikely that we’ll see the P400e plug-in hybrid version that was included with the redesign. The plug-in hybrid has a bigger 19.2kWh battery pack and a 2.0L turbo petrol engine to provide up to 64km of all-electric range.
2023 Range Rover Velar India Launch And Rivals
The updated Velar from Land Rover is expected to debut in India sometime in the middle of 2023. Competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X4, and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. The Velar is imported to the US via the CBU method, which means it costs more than its direct competitors. For comparison’s sake, the base price of a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is around Rs. 72.50 lakh, while the base price of a Velar is around Rs. 89.41 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom).