Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southwest, Florida USA
At first I thought this was a great idea, although it made me wonder how bright the JLR engineers are... why lock the trunk/hatch/boot with 'valet mode' if accessible through the rear seats? Was it too much trouble to build a retracting pin to lock the seats, too, in that mode?
However, you're kidding yourself if you think the trunk/hatch/boot is secure in valet mode, even with your solution. The removeable "cover" for the trunk/hatch/boot is the weakness. If you remove the 2 strings that hold it in place (and allow for removal), the cover slides back just enough (before touching the hatch) to release its front hinge pins for removal, allowing complete access to the trunk/hatch/boot area, including the apparatus in your picture to restrain the seats. Yes, I just tried it before posting.
2019 I-Pace 400EV HSE First Edition
Santorini Black/Black Window/Grill Trim
Ebony Leather Sport Seats/Suede Headliner
Fully Extended Leather/Ash Wood Trim
Heads-Up Display/Four-Zone Climate
22" 5069 Carbon Wheels/Rubber Mats x5