Various sources are reporting that Range Rover is updating its Velar, a crossover SUV positioned between Range Rover Sport and Evoque. Not only the 2025 Range Rover Velar is coming with a fresh look, but also the new drivetrain. According to sources, it will introduce electric motors as the only source of power. We still don’t know if this vehicle is going all-electric, or the company is keeping petrol and diesel engines. The EV is not a surprise, since the SUV already had a PHEV configuration, so it is a logical upgrade.
It’s been a while since the Velar was updated. The vehicle is still in the first generation that debuted in 2017. Of course, the company revisited the vehicle a few times since then, but it is the same crossover SUV generally speaking. In the US, we had only two versions – P250 and P400. Other markets also offered different packages and engines, including oil burners.
Becoming an EV
We know the company is going to produce more electric vehicles in the future. EVS will replace internal combustion engines at some point, and this is the first step. Jaguar, member of the JLR group, already produces the I-Pace. The upcoming 2025 Range Rover Velar might share some things with the existing EV. As always, the company will try to deliver a unique experience and styling.
The powertrain for the electric Velar needs to be ready to cover at least 250 miles. The bigger the battery, the higher the price. Well, Velar is the luxury vehicle already and the EV will take the price to the new levers. The company is not unveiling details yet.
2025 Range Rover Velar Engines
While we are waiting for the updates on the electric model, let’s check what powertrains will still be there for the 2025 Range Rover Velar. In the US, two units are available. a 2.0-liter turbo-four creates 247 hp for the P250 model. The next one might get extra power and be renamed. The same goes for the P400. A 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 can create 395 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to all wheels in both cases. The Velar is not a vehicle for you if the fuel economy matters. The luxury crossover SUV is more focused on the performance.
A 5.0-liter petrol unit is not coming back as the performance-oriented package. The company saves this one for big rigs, but it will be dropped as well, sooner or later. The PHEV is using a 2.0-liter petrol unit as the main source of power. Thanks to the electric battery, the total output is 405 hp and the SUV can cover 35 miles before requiring a recharge.
Oil burners are discontinued from the US market. But, such engines are still popular in the rest of the world. JLR will offer a 2.0 and a 3.0 plants. Three configurations are available for the smaller one. The base version is turbocharged and there is also a twin-turbo system that enhances output. With it, the power jumps to 250 hp. The small engine is also available with an MHEV setup. A 3.0-liter turbo engine is ready to burst 300 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque. It is now an inline-six, which replaced a V6. This move makes the 2025 Range Rover Velar more efficient.
Packages and Equipment
Land Rover is well-known as a company that doesn’t save on features and materials. Range Rover is their premium branch, so everything is on a higher level, including Velar. The manufacturer will update packages and options. We still expect a carry-over of the existing packages – S, R-Dynamic and HST. Nevertheless, some of the options will be reshuffled and all trims are adding a few goodies to refresh the offer.
The 2025 Range Rover Velar S starts off with 19-inch wheels, panorama roof, power-adjustable mirrors, a steering column and front seats. Driver’s bucket features memory settings. Everything inside is covered by leather. The center of the infotainment system is an 11.5-inch display and the multimedia also offers a Meridian sound system with 12 speakers. The British carmaker pays a lot of attention to safety. Parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot warning are all standard.
The R-Dynamic package uses all the options from a lower level and some are replaced by better and more advanced features. Unique wheels, bumpers and interior trims are the highlights of this model. The HST replaced the HSE version and packs the Velar with 21-inch wheels, HUD, and air suspension. Plus, there are several packages available to add separately.
2025 Range Rover Velar Price
The final pricing list will be precise when the 2025 Range Rover Velar debuts. Until then, we can assume current values can only go up. The company slapped a hefty price on the base version already, so the new 2025 YM could start off from $65,000 and high-end trims can end up very close to the six-digit price realm.