Yes. I believe they were severely limited in the suspension options since the Velar uses the D7a platform which (other than the F-Pace) also underpins Jaguar sedans such as the XE and XF. They are obviously geared towards offering a sportier and more exciting driving experience than other cars in their segments, and being sedans the suspension articulation isn't very important. While this may be good for sedans and sport SUVs like the Jaguar F-Pace, it is not very good for a Range Rover.drg111 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:40 amI must say that my FE D300 on Air feels great on our regular Swiss roads. But I see where you're coming from LordTech. On weekends in the mountains I have been unpleasantly surprised by the Velar's way of dealing with the uneven surfaces and bumps and understand what you mean with the side to side rocking (or thrusting) motion. I can only agree, that they could've made a better choice for the suspensions, it being a SUV.
Land Rover have made changes over the F-Pace, as the Velar's suspension has more articulation (apparently even on coil springs) and is softer. The underpinnings were difficult to hide and it shows. Still the 600mm water wading capacity and the fantastic Terrain Response 2 should be more than adequate for those 1% who do take the Velar of toad. The suspension is the only limiting factor according to me, everything else is pretty much spot on.
The Velar is caught in between this strange middle ground, it's styling and stance look elegant and sporty, but the interior just blows you away for it's reductionist design and complete lack of anything even remotely "sporty". Everyone says my Velar looks like a sports SUV with the R-Dynamic pack, black roof, black alloys and an all black cabin, and I kind of understand what they mean but it doesn't want to be driven like one (even it it's capable of being driven in that manner). No wonder Land Rover calls it "The most road biased Range Rover or SUV" they have ever built, it doesn't mean much in either direction. Which is exactly why it is absolutely brilliant!