The 2024 Range Rover Velar gets some subtle exterior changes for the 2024 model year. Land Rover’s designers haven’t played around with styling too much, and the luxury car has largely been carried over from the previous facelift. The updated headlamps feature jewel-shaped running lamps flanked by a subtly redesigned front grille.
At the rear, the lower part of the bumper has been slightly updated. The biggest changes come inside the cabin, where the 2024 Velar uses Land Rover’s sleek 11.4-inch infotainment system with a “floating” curved glass touchscreen. These hardware changes bring it in line with Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, giving users access to 80 per cent of available features with just two taps on the home screen.
The Pivi Pro can receive wireless updates and use wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as wireless charging from the storage area in the new center console. OTA updates are also planned for the powertrain and chassis, as well as navigation maps and on-board diagnostics.
In the United States, Land Rover plans to sell the 2024 Range Rover Velar as the base P250 model with a 2.0-liter turbo engine producing 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to a standard all-wheel-drive system via a new eight-speed automatic transmission that promises smoother gear changes. Step up to the P400 model and you get a larger 3.0-liter inline-six with 395 horsepower and 405 lb-ft. This mild-hybrid powertrain is also only powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, and stores a 48-volt lithium-ion battery under the rear cargo floor. The 2024 Velar is already on order in the US, with the P250 S starting at $61,500, followed by the P250 Dynamic SE at $63,600.
If you want the six-cylinder, Land Rover charges $70,600 for the P400 Dynamic SE and $78,400 for the P400 Dynamic HSE. Non-leather upholstery combines wool with a polyurethane cloth finish, while three new leather trim options are available in Cloud, Raven Blue or Deep Grannet. To liven things up, Land Rover installed Moonlight Chrome trim around the steering wheel, air vents and center console. At launch, customers can now order the Velar in Varisin Blue Metallic or Zadar Gray Velar Premium Metallic.
In Europe, the Velar facelift is also offered as the P400e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It received a battery upgrade, with capacity increased from 13.6 kWh to 19.2 kWh to use electric juice for a 40-mile range on the WLTP cycle, seven more miles than before. In addition, the engineers increased the maximum charging power to 50 kW. Land Rover will also sell you the 2024 Velar D200 four-cylinder and D300 six-cylinder diesel versions on the Old Continent. As for the SVAutobiography with the powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine, it is unfortunately not shown. In the subsequent Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, Jaguar Land Rover replaced this supercharged engine with BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, codenamed “N63”.