Chaos Group has released the next major update to the Maya edition of the renderer.
New scene intelligence and GPU rendering features, new hair, new IPR architecture, a new metalness parameter to the standard V-Ray Material to support PBR workflows, support for layered Alembic files, a new layered texture and toon shaders.

The launch trailer on the site is worth a watch

https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/maya