With the increasing popularity of small and mid-sized SUVs or crossovers reaching new heights all over the planet, Malaysian automotive fans will be pleased to note that we’ve not been left behind, especially now with news that the newly refreshed 2021 Range Rover Velar 2.0L R-Dynamic has now been launched in Malaysia!
Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia announced that this new addition to the Range Rover line-up here is bringing with it a bag of goodies including a restyled interior (with updated creature comforts) and enhanced features all around. Now, the retouched interior sports a new gear shifter (replacing the previous rotary dial) and steering wheel, which gets integrated smart buttons and a hands-on wheel detection feature.
Meanwhile, the brand new Pivi Pro infotainment software paired with a 10-inch dual-touchscreen makes its debut in the new car. This boasts further-customisable information displays, and the ability for users to connect two smartphones simultaneously! So, no more pouting matches between driver and passenger(s)!
Best of all, the new car’s interior is also set to offer an, even more, private and calming embrace with the inclusion of Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC), to minimise noise seeping into the cabin even further.
Additionally, the vehicle’s driver assistance systems now come equipped with a 3D surround camera for good measure! This provides the driver with a three-dimensional view around the vehicle, displaying several views simultaneously including a 3D perspective view plan from above as well as a ClearSight Ground View.
What hasn’t changed is the superb powertrain with the Ingenium 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine continuing its duties upfront in the engine bay, putting out 250 PS and 365 Nm. All that power is sent through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission onto the road with the help of an all-wheel-drive system.
Instead, mechanical updates for the new car introduces electronic air suspension as standard to this refreshed Velar. Aside from providing a cushier ride, the car’s ride height also drops by 10 mm to improve on aerodynamic drag levels when cruising above 105km/h. The system also allows the vehicle’s height to be altered by +/- 50mm to suit your needs, selectable via the touchscreen, key fob or control buttons in the load space area.
The 2021 Range Rover Velar 2.0L R-Dynamic is now available in our neck of the woods for a premium of RM612,207. That price tag, however, excludes insurance, road tax and registration, but happily, also has the 50% Penjana sales tax waiver factored in. Best of all, for absolute peace of mind, a five-year warranty, five years’ free service and three years’ roadside assistance come standard too with a rather comprehensive Land Rover Care programme!