Taking its name from a series of pre-production first-generation Range Rovers in 1969, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a sporty crossover SUV that first broke cover in the Spring of 2017 before seeing a release later that Summer. And while the British firm has yet to reveal an all-new generation of the L560, Land Rover has nonetheless been steadily introducing minor tweaks and updates with each new model year — and such is the case with the freshly-unveiled 2024 Range Rover Velar.
The 2024 model year crossover will be offered in four different trim levels; the base model P250 S; the up-specced P250 Dynamic SE; the even higher-specced P400 Dynamic SE; and the top-of-the-line P400 Dynamic HSE — all of which have been treated to minor exterior cosmetic tweaks, a few small mechanical adjustments, and a heavily reworked interior. Paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, the P250 versions of the vehicle are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that cranks out 247hp and 269ft-lbs of torque while the higher-end P400 models are kicked along by a turbocharged 3.0-liter mild hybrid inline-six that puts down 395hp and 405ft-lbs of torque. These figures allow the P250 variants to offer a 135-mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of 7.1 seconds while the P400 models boast a 155-mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds.
On the outside, the luxury SUV lineup now sports an updated headlight design complemented via new daytime running lights, plus a novel grille design, a tweaked rear lower bumper, and a new LED taillight setup. Riding on larger 21” wheels (compared to the P250’s 19” wheels), the P400-spec also gains a set of aero blades integrated into its front-end design. The biggest changes for 2024, however, are found in the Velar’s cabin. Trimmed in leather-free upholstery, the interior now features an all-new 11.4” curved glass infotainment touchscreen that runs on Land Rover’s Pivi Pro software and is used as the crossover’s entire control center, replacing all physical buttons and knobs on the dash. The steering wheel has also been bestowed with light-up controls and the driver has been treated to an all-digital cluster. Also new is an optional air purification system that monitors both interior and exterior air quality.
Available for order now, the 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Velar starts at $61,500 for the base model P250 S-spec and goes up to $84,795 for the range-topping P400 Dynamic HSE variant (plus a $1,275 designation charge for all trim levels).