What Car?

Which models have Jaguar Land Rover’s Clearsight rearview mirror?

- Tim Broadbent

I’m researchin­g my next new car and have the Jaguar F-pace and Range Rover Velar on my shortlist. Both have recently been updated for 2021, and I expected them both to be available with the Clearsight digital rear-view mirror. However, this does not seem to be the case. Do you know if this is something that will be available later, or is it technicall­y not possible in these two models?

WHAT CAR? SAYS…

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the 2021 Velar can be ordered with the Clearsight rearview mirror, but compatibil­ity issues prevent it from appearing on the F-pace and no date can be provided for when it will.

Other Jaguar Land Rover models available with the feature include the Jaguar I-pace and XE, Land Rover Defender and Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque.

The system uses a highdefini­tion camera mounted on the roof. It sends a video feed to a ceiling-mounted screen that replaces the convention­al rear-view mirror, providing a 50-degree view behind.

Whereas the view from a convention­al mirror can be obscured by large items placed in the boot, or by rain on the rear screen, the view provided by the Clearsight mirror is unimpeded in those circumstan­ces.

Another optional system, Clearsight Ground View, provides a view of the terrain immediatel­y below the front of the car. This is particular­ly handy when driving off road.

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