Arguably one of the most stylish SUVs available, the Range Rover Velar is getting subtle exterior changes for the 2024 model year. Land Rover designers didn’t go overboard with styling as the luxury vehicle largely retained the streamlined styling of its pre-facelift version. The updated headlamps have jewel-like daytime running lights and flank a discreetly revised front grille. At the rear, the bottom of the bumper has been slightly updated.
Bigger changes occur inside the cabin where the 2024 Velar sports an 11.4-inch Land Rover luxury infotainment with a “floating” curved glass touchscreen. This hardware change brings it into line with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, allowing users to access 80 percent of the available functions with just two taps on the home screen.
The Pivi Pro can receive over-the-air updates and benefits from Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wireless support, along with wireless charging in a new storage area on the center console. OTA updates are also planned for the powertrain and chassis, along with navigation mapping and on-board diagnostics.
In the United States, Land Rover intends to sell the 2024 Range Rover Velar as the base model of the P250 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The output is sent to the standard all-wheel-drive system via a new eight-speed automatic transmission that promises smoother gearshifts.
Upgrade to the P400 model and you’ll get a larger 3.0-liter inline six with 395 hp and 405 lb-ft of power. This mild hybrid engine also works exclusively with an eight-speed automatic and AWD setup and stores a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack under the rear cargo floor.
Already available to order in the United States, the 2024 Velar starts at $61,500 for the P250 S and is followed by the P250 Dynamic SE for $63,600. If you need a six-cylinder engine, Land Rover charges $70,600 for the P400 Dynamic SE and $78,400 for the P400 Dynamic HSE.
The leather-free upholstery combines wool with polyurethane textile inserts while three new leather interiors come in Cloud, Raven Blue or Deep Garnet. To spice things up, Land Rover installed Moonlight Chrome accents on the steering wheel, air vents and around the center console. Stepping out, customers can now order the Velar in Metallic Varesine Blue or Premium Metallic Zadar Grey.
In Europe, the facelifted Velar is also offered as the P400e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It has received a battery upgrade with a capacity that increases from 13.6 kWh to 19.2 kWh to go 40 miles in a WLTP cycle on electric juice or seven more miles than before. In addition, engineers have increased the maximum charging power to 50 kW.
Land Rover will also sell the four-cylinder D200 and six-cylinder D300 diesel versions of the 2024 Velar on the Old Continent. As for the SVAutobiography with its mighty 5.0-liter V8, it’s sadly not shown. On the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, JLR has replaced its supercharged engine with BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, codenamed “N63”.