A subtle facelift will keep the brand's two-row SUV current.
The Range Rover Velar's current look has been floating around for some time now. Not necessarily enough to get stale, if you ask us, but the newest Range Rover Sport did just debut. As such, it appears that Jaguar Land Rover feels now is an ideal time to begin rolling out welcome updates.
These are the first few images we have of a facelifted Velar, and it looks like that term will be used very literally. The only things changing on this luxury SUV are going to be the front bumper below the hood and the rear third below the windows.
Given that, we expect changes at the rear to be slightly more siginficant. You can see that the camo wraps around to the rear quarter panel. Still, things don't look drastically reshaped as compared to last year's model. In all likelihood the fenders themselves won't change much.
The lower fascia, however will be changing more substantially. The Velar's upswept marker lights stay, as does the rear lighting fascia. But the area under the tailgate appears to be getting a new look. JLR did a perfect job with the camo on this one, so it's tough to say to what extent it'll be changing.
But the lights are a certainty. JLR has the Velar's taillights nice and covered, and they'll probably stay that way until a debut. The unit's lights haven't changed since its 2021 debut.
The same can also be said for the headlights. Those are buttoned up tight, but we think there will be a slight departure from the old ones, not a total rehash based on the images we have here. Below those, we can see what appears to be an almost entirely new lower valance.
The running lights get smaller, as do the intakes near the wheels, which also appear to be more three-dimensional than the old ones. For now, we don't have any powertrain details, nor any interior shots. We do expect some trickle-down from the new Rover, but to what extent is for now unknown. For now, let's just say the SUV will likely be getting some fresh changes both under the hood and inside when the model comes along in late 2023.