Carmakers often use the same components across vehicles from multiple brands.

It's a way to keep costs down by not having to engineer or procure completely different parts for each model.

So could some new components in a new vehicle offer a peek at a future model well before it goes into production?

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Could a model about to go on sale incorporate some features from one that won't appear until much later?

That may be the case with the interior recently-unveiled Land Rover Range Rover Velar crossover and the upcoming, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace, speculates financial-news site Seeking Alpha.

Previewed by a concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the I-Pace will go into production in 2018 as Jaguar's first production all-electric car.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

The Velar is a new crossover based on the Jaguar F-Pace that is one of a diverse group of utility vehicles to share the Range Rover name.

These include the original Range Rover, the smaller and more performance-oriented Range Rover Sport, and the Range Rover Evoque crossover.

The Velar name is a reference to the codename for prototypes of the first-generation Range Rover from about five decades ago.

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Those prototypes were wore Velar badging to hide their true Land Rover parentage.

The I-Pace concept had a similar dashboard design to the production Range Rover Velar unveiled last week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, argues one of Seeking Alpha's analysts.

Both vehicles feature three digital displays, including a screen directly in front of the driver, another on top of the center stack, and another below that screen.

Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

That third screen is flanked by large knobs that include displays of climate-control settings in both dashboard designs.

A dashboard so heavy on digital displays could help the I-Pace compete against the Tesla Model X and its 17-inch touchscreen, argues Seeking Alpha, which is currently short on Tesla.

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The dashboard comparison was a  very small piece of a long article on the site about Tesla investments.

Green Car Reports does not cover financial analysis or stock trading, but we found this bit of speculation regarding an upcoming electric car interesting.

Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Seeking Alpha also noted that the Range Rover Velar has self-presenting door handles—another signature Tesla feature.

Of course, Land Rover sibling Jaguar has some experience in this area, having launched a self-presenting gear selector on the XF sedan in 2007.

The current F-Type sports car also features door handles that remain flush with the bodywork most of the time.

Unlike the Tesla configuration—in which the entire handle moves out from the bodywork—the F-Type door handles are hinged at one end, popping out just enough to provide something to grab onto.


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