Built to fill the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar, which made its global debut in March, now gets a new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine that produces 300hp.
Codenamed P300, the new engine brings the Velar’s number of engine options to six, which includes:
All the engines mentioned above, including the new one which enables the SUV to do the century sprint in 5.7 seconds, are paired to ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four wheels.
Produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK, highlight features of the P300 engine includes a twin scroll turbo with ceramic ball bearings which reduce friction, and a high flow compressor wheel which delivers 26 per cent more air.
Equipped with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology, the Range Rover Velar comes with four-corner air suspension, 251mm maximum ground clearance, 650mm-deep water wading capability, as well as the optional All Terrain Progress Control.
In the cabin, the Velar’s centre stack consists of a rectangular touchscreen controlling the infotainment system sitting atop a similarly smooth touch surface to operate the climate control system. A rear seat entertainment system with 8” screens embedded inside both front head rests is available as an optional add-on.
As we reported earlier, the Velar is all set to make its way to Malaysia soon, but there is no official indication on which engine is being earmarked for Malaysia.