Range Rover’s large Velar SUV gains a PHEV option and new Edition D300 model for 2023. Prices have risen by up to $4038.
- 2023 Range Rover Velar pricing and specifications
- Plug-in hybrid added with 53km electric range
- Edition D300 arrives as SE D200 grade axed
- Priced from $96,600 plus on-road costs, up $2217 to $4038
The 2023 Range Rover Velar range has expanded with a special ‘Edition D300’ variant and a plug-in hybrid – but prices are up across the board.
Announced in January, the Velar P400e plug-in hybrid is one of four new Land Rover PHEVs due in Australia this year, and is available solely in R-Dynamic HSE trim, from $138,800 plus on-road costs – $2100 more than a six-cylinder petrol R-Dynamic HSE P400.
Meanwhile, the existing R-Dynamic SE D200 diesel variant has been axed, and a new $122,900 plus on-road costs Edition D300 model added – which gains a range of styling and tech upgrade based on the R-Dynamic SE variant it’s based on.
Prices across the other variants carried over from the Model Year (MY) 2022 range – R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE P250 and P400, and R-Dynamic HSE P400 – are up by between $2217 and $4038.
Newly standard across the range to counteract the price rise is a power tailgate, and a perforated full leather steering wheel.
However, some features have been removed; the R-Dynamic SE no longer gains a full 12-inch digital instrument cluster (retaining a 7.0-inch screen from the S), the HSE no longer lists front passenger seat memory, and items like four-zone climate control can no longer be optioned.
A full breakdown of the features offered by each model grade – and how much they cost – is included at the bottom of this story.
Powering the new P400e plug-in hybrid is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 19.2kWh battery and 105kW electric motor, which send drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive to produce 297kW and 640Nm combined.
The 0-100km/h sprint sits at 5.4 seconds, while claimed fuel consumption (according to Australian testing) in mixed driving sits at 2.7 litres per 100 kilometres, and all-electric WLTP driving range at 53km.
DC fast charging at up to 50kW allows for an 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes. Hybrid (combining petrol and electric), Save (petrol only) and Electric (EV only) drive modes are on offer.
Unique features for the PHEV over the P400 version of the R-Dynamic HSE include a 12-inch digital instrument cluster – which was previously standard on the petrol HSE for MY22, but is now an option for MY23 – and a pair of charging cables.
Meanwhile, the new Edition D300 debuts Land Rover’s 3.0-litre ‘D300’ turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel engine for the Velar in Australia, developing 221kW (or 300 horsepower, thus the name) and 650Nm, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
With an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system – as also fitted to last year’s 150kW/430Nm four-cylinder D200 diesel – the Edition D300 quotes fuel use of 7.5L/100km in combined driving, and a 6.5-second 0-100km/h time.
Over the R-Dynamic SE, it adds unique 20-inch wheels, a black roof, black exterior styling pack, sliding panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, front fog lights, hands-free functionality for the tailgate, and Cabin Air Purification Plus.
P250 petrol variants are powered by a 184kW/365Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder, while the P400 petrol gets a 294kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo inline-six with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and electric supercharger.
Claimed fuel economy is 7.8L/100km for the P250 and 8.7L/100km for the P400, while 0-100km/h times are 7.5 and 5.5 seconds respectively.
The 2023 Range Rover Velar range is available to order now.
2023 Range Rover Velar Australian pricing:
- Velar R-Dynamic S P250 – $96,600 (up $3890)
- Velar R-Dynamic SE P250 – $98,900 (up $2217)
- Velar R-Dynamic SE P400 – $125,200 (up $4038)
- Velar Edition D300 – $122,900 (new, $22,651 more than 2022 Velar SE D200)
- Velar R-Dynamic HSE P400 – $136,700 (up $3296)
- Velar R-Dynamic HSE P400e PHEV – $138,800 (new)
Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.
2023 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic S standard features:
- Automatic ‘Premium’ LED headlights with auto high beam, auto levelling
- Animated (scrolling) rear indicators
- 20-inch dark grey ‘Style 1032’ alloy wheels
- Passive suspension
- 355mm front and 325mm rear brakes
- Body-coloured roof
- All Terrain Progress Control
- Terrain Response with Dynamic Program
- Single-speed transfer case (high range only)
- 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation, reversing camera and digital radio
- Touch Pro Duo lower climate control display
- 7.0-inch driver instrument display (with analogue dials)
- Perforated full leather steering wheel (new)
- Power tailgate (new)
- 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s side memory
- Manually-adjustable steering column
- Perforated grained leather (or grained leather and suede) upholstery
- 12-speaker (including subwoofer) Meridian sound system
- Keyless entry and start
- Dual-zone climate control
- Illuminated vanity mirrors
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Satin chrome shift paddles
- Heated, power-folding side mirrors with approach lights, and driver’s side memory and auto dimming
- Acoustic laminated windscreen
- Bright metal pedals
- Standard cabin lighting
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Carpet floor mats
- Metal front sill plates with R-Dynamic branding
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keep assist
- Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Driver condition monitor
- Traffic sign recognition with speed limiter
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Rear traffic monitor
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Hill descent control
2023 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE adds (over R-Dynamic S):
- Adaptive suspension (standard on P400 only; $2405 extra on P250)
- Upgraded 380mm front brakes (P400 only)
- Matrix LED headlights
2023 Range Rover Velar Edition adds (over R-Dynamic SE):
- 20-inch gloss black ‘Style 7014’ wheels
- Black contrast roof
- Sliding panoramic glass sunroof
- R-Dynamic Black Pack (exterior styling)
- Privacy glass
- Front fog lights
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Cabin Purification Plus
2023 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE adds (over R-Dynamic SE):
- Public and AC home charging cables (PHEV only)
- Electronic air suspension (P400 only; not available on PHEV)
- 21-inch satin dark grey ‘Style 5109’ wheels
- 20-way electric front seats with heating, cooling, massaging and driver’s side memory
- Power-adjustable steering column
- Extended Leather Upgrade
- Perforated Windsor leather or premium textile/suede upholstery
- 17-speaker (including subwoofer) Meridian 3D surround sound system
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster (PHEV only; $890 for P400)
The $1790 Convenience Pack, available on R-Dynamic S, SE and HSE, adds:
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Rear-seat remote release levers
- Activity Key
The Technology Pack, available on R-Dynamic S ($9380), SE ($7020), Edition ($7020), HSE P400 ($7020) and HSE PHEV ($6270), adds:
- Matrix laser LED headlights
- Headlight power wash
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster (already standard on PHEV)
- Head-up display
- Solar attenuating windscreen
The $2060 Park Assist Pack, available on all models, adds:
- 360-degree camera
- Automatic parking
The $4500 Cold Climate Plus Pack, available on all models except HSE PHEV, adds:
- Heated windscreen
- Headlight power wash
- Heated steering wheel
- Cabin Pre-Conditioning
Standalone options include (but are not limited to):
- Sliding panoramic glass sunroof ($4420, all models except Edition)
- Matrix laser LED headlights ($6670 on S, $3900 all other models)
- Hands-free power tailgate ($845, all except Edition)
- 360-degree camera ($1650)
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster ($890, all except HSE PHEV)
- Head-up display ($2420)
- 23-speaker Meridian signature sound system ($5640 on HSE, $8640 all other models)
For the full list of available standalone options, including different colour, wheel, seat and upholstery choices, click here to visit the Range Rover Velar configurator.
Available colours include:
- Fuji White (no cost)
- Santorini Black metallic (no cost)
- Firenze Red metallic (no cost)
- Byron Blue metallic (no cost)
- Eiger Grey metallic (no cost)
- Portofino Blue metallic (no cost)
- Lantau Bronze metallic (no cost)
- Hakuba Silver metallic (no cost)
- Ostuni Pearl White metallic (no cost)
- Carpathian Grey premium metallic ($1780)
- Charente Grey premium metallic ($1780)
- SVO Ultra Metallic gloss paint ($8500)
- SVO Ultra Metallic satin paint ($13,077)
- SVO Special Effect gloss paint ($14,600)
- SVO Special Effect satin paint ($19,177)
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.