Rant

Range Rover Velar cargo capacity, which is it? 650L ≈ 24cu ft not 34cu ft. But all other capacity UK/US conversions match – why?

 

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It looks like it’s something with the UK/US conversion.

650 liters seems to equate to ~23 cu ft. And 650L is how they present it in UK literature when vehicle doesn’t have full-size spare. Further to the conversion, UK site says with all rear seats folded and without full-size spare, space is 1690L. 1690L is ~60 cu ft, which does match US brochure and website.

The ~650L number is the same for both F-Pace and Velar on their respective UK websites. But for US market both show ~34 cu ft in various locations.

So it’s probably part marketing, part typo, part some different US capacity formula that makes 10 cu ft manifest?

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Range Rover Velar Touch Pro Duo – Android Device Settings?

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What’s this new option under Connectivity on the Range Rover Velar?  Android device settings?

Ovalnews Mock-up 2017, Is this what The Range Rover could look like with InControl Touch Pro Duo?

Photoshop’s Perspective Warp really helped to make this mock-up.  I know it’s not perfect and there is plenty to nitpick but the general concepts are there – InControl Touch Pro Duo, Steering Wheel Controls, Gauge graphic from Velar, Removed controls rear of Rotary Gear Selector.  I was going to stick a Land Rover logo on there but couldn’t get a version I liked.

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Here’s my mock-up from July 2015 showing what we thought ICTP would look like in the Range Rover.  When it finally showed up in 2017 it was quite close…

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Apparently those ‘Magic’ Rotary Switches aren’t so magical in the USA…

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DOT regulations probably don’t allow for magic, I assumed it was just hyperbole.

Hey Land Rover, is it OWNER’S, OWNERS’ or OWNERS?

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Can someone please grammatically advise – is it:

OWNER’S MANUAL?

OWNERS’ MANUAL?

OWNERS HANDBOOK?

While checking out the awesome new Land Rover iGuide app, I noticed that Land Rover writes it three different ways…  Image above shows it from new app, Land Rover website that features the app (but oddly doesn’t link to it) and the Land Rover official manuals website.