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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Velar vs iPace

So I dropped off the iPace today for a battery issue and they gave me an almost-brand new Velar. Very nice car! Looks great! Drives like a boat.

It's pretty jarring to have driven 40 freeway miles in the iPace and then getting into the Velar to drive the same trip (admittedly in the other direction) ... swaying all over, weird throttle response ... don't know what to say. Not a driver's car. But very nice!

Interior dimensions are pretty much the same as the iPace I think. The cargo hold may be just a tad higher, but not by much. Exterior dimensions however:

iPace: 184″ L x 75″ W x 61″ H
Velar: 189″ L x 76″ W x 66″ H

Five inches longer than the iPace, and it's all in the snout, which is 100% useless space.

Surprisingly, it's also five inches higher, but most of that is not in the interior height ... it's because the chassis is taller.

So here you have a case study in EV design: despite the big battery, the EV sits lower with a much lower center of gravity, and it is shorter for the same interior dimensions because you don't have to have a long snout. The result: much more favorable physics for handling, and less bulk for the same interior space.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 03:54 PM
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Sales literature at Land Rover website for Velar states dry and wet volumes.
Dry: Volume as measured with VDA-compliant solid blocks (7.8 inches x 1.9 inches x 3.9 inches). Wet: Volume as measured by simulating the loadspace filled with liquid.
Height 41.1 inches, Width 49 inches
Cargo space width between arches 41.3 inches
Maximum Cargo space volume behind first row
Dry 44.1 cu.ft, Wet 60.2 cu.ft*
Maximum Cargo space volume behind second row
Dry 18.1 cu.ft, Wet 29.4 cu.ft*

I-pace is stated:
LOADSPACE CAPACITY - REAR SEATS UPRIGHT
Height (in) 28.8
Width (in) 49
Cargo space volume (cu.ft.) 22.53
Cargo space width between arches (in) 41.7
Length at floor (in) 38.1
LOADSPACE CAPACITY - REAR SEATS FORWARD
Height (in) 28.8
Width (in) 49
Cargo space volume (cu.ft.) 51.03
Cargo space width between arches (in) 41.7
Length at floor (in) 70.7

They may have measured the Velar "wet" volume using petrol (gasoline). The same literature fuel tank capacity in US gallons is 82.

Ok, the reality is that is probably litres which is just under 21.7 US gallons.
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I just saw my first Velar on the road today. It didn't register right away that I wasn't looking at an Evoque until I saw the badge.
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