The middlemen always come through – Range Rover Velar interior before March 1 reveal

Hidden in plain sight since February 9:


I wonder if these glossy new steering wheel controls are touch sensitive with haptics?



Spy shots of next Land Rover Discovery show interior parts borrowed from Range Rover

Not sure how much of this is just pre-production sharing but the Land Rover badge on the Rotary shifter/Terrain Response module looks like it might be the real thing.  We’ll have to wait and see if the Range Rover steering wheel makes it over as well.

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That looks to be identical in layout to the current Range Rover with some changes including that Land Rover badge where Range Rover usually goes.  And the new Terrain Response controls – It appears they’ve removed the rotary control for Terrain Response and replaced it with left and right buttons – similar to how it functions in the current models – Range Rover & Range Rover Sport get rotary control while the Evoque and Land Rovers get the right/left controls.

Another thing to note is the number of Terrain Response options shown there – is it only four or is there another one at the 9 o’clock position?  Is Rock Crawl missing from this car?

Guessing further – is this what the next big Range Rover interior refresh is going to look like?


From the new Jaguar XF Press Release:

Infotainment and connectivity is the most advanced Jaguar has ever offered. The all-new InControl Touch Pro system features a 10.2-inch touchscreen and Dual View technology which simultaneously allows the driver to see information such as navigation, while the front seat passenger watches TV or a DVD.

To handle the enormous amounts of data, InControl Touch Pro features a solid-state drive and a quad-core processor, and runs on state-of-the-art, ultra-fast Ethernet – a next-generation network offering exceptional data transfer rates. Combined, they deliver incredible graphics, fast response times and truly exceptional performance.

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury Interior Colors


Ebony Windsor Leatherl550-ebony-windsor

Glacier Windsor Leatherl550-glacier-windsor

Ivory Windsor Leatherl550-ivory-windsor

Tan Windsor Leather l550-tan-windsor

2014 Range Rover Sport brings 7 seats or really 5 seats and 2 “occasional” ones #NewRangeRoverSport


My use of  “occasional” above is actually comes directly from the PR.

· New 5+2 third row seating option for occasional use

the practical flexibility provided by the option of 5+2 third row seating for occasional use.


The third row is designed for occasional use, and power-folds flat into the floor to preserve cargo versatility.

with a spacious and flexible interior that offers the option of occasional use “5+2” seating

• Rear seats now offer adjustable recline and climate control, with a 60/40 split, while the versatility of occasional 5+2 third-row seating can be specified as an option.

Okay, I’ll stop – here’s the rest of the PR on those seats:

For additional versatility, neatly integrated third row seats can be optioned, and provide “5+2” third row seats designed for occasional use. These seats split 50/50 and are designed to be suitable for children and teenagers. They may also be used for adults on short trips. The second row seats tip and slide forward to provide access to the third row using a convenient lever on the backrest with one-hand operation. The second row seats also provide 3.8-inches (100mm) fore/aft movement to allow customers a flexible choice of space in the rear seat rows and in the luggage compartment.

The third row seats include power operation, and can be raised/lowered electrically using controls mounted on either side of the cabin and within the luggage area. When folded, the third row seats leave a flat floor, with no loss of capacity in the luggage compartment when compared to the 5-seat model.


And a video of the powered seats in action:


The droids from Star Wars, previously seen in the LR3 & LR4 have jumped up a model!