The Range Rover Velar now gains a higher output, four-cylinder petrol engine in the form of the 2.0 litre Ingenium engine shared with the four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type, which outputs 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque. It joins an already sizeable roster of four-cylinder engines, currently comprising two Ingenium diesels in 180 PS and 240 PS variants, along with a 250 PS version of the 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol engine.

As with the unit in the 2.0 litre F-Type, the Velar P300, as it’ll be badged, employs a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings, a setup which Land Rover says helps deliver 26% more airflow for improved performance. This petrol variant slots in near the middle of the Velar’s petrol line-up, with the 380 PS 3.0 litre supercharged V6 above it, likely to be also joined by the upcoming Velar SVR.

Like all other Velar engine variants, the 300 PS four-cylinder petrol mill is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Optional Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control systems manage all-wheel-drive, while the 300 PS Ingenium petrol drives the Velar to a 0-96 km/h time of 5.7 seconds. The Range Rover Velar line-up will be produced at the company’s factory in Solihull, UK, and is due to go on sale next month.

GALLERY: Range Rover Velar