The Range Rover Velar will get a third petrol engine option, the new turbocharged 2.0-litre mill from the Ingenium family.
The newcomer slots between the Range Rover Velar’s existing 184kW 2.0-liter and the 280kW supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engines.
This turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, badged ‘P300’, produces 221kW and 400Nm of torque and according to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the ‘advanced engine deploys a twin scroll turbo with ceramic ball bearings to reduce friction and a high flow compressor wheel, which delivers 26 per cent more air for enhanced performance.’
The power source in question can send the Velar from a standstill to 100kph in about 5.9 seconds, with the car now being available to order.
The Range Rover Velar, which rides on the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace, sits between the smaller Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
The new Range Rover Velar is the first JRL model to feature two 10-inch touchscreen displays, with the system called Touch Pro Duo. The high-tech infotainment system sets itself apart from everything else in the market and boasts an Intel quad-core processor, a 60GB SSD and ultra-fast Ethernet network.
Sales of the Range Rover Velar in South Africa will begin in the 4th quarter of 2017 with pricing announced closer to the time.