There was one parked at the junction at the Frankfurt motor show in October. The setting was like one of those bloodless architect’s models: tiny trees, no people, litter, or dogs and all glossy glass-fronted buildings – and the Velar looked absolutely sensational. Whatever heinous crimes Land Rover’s design boss, Gerry McGovern, has visited on Land Rover’s Discovery, the Range Rover Velar design is clinically clean, muscular and indubitably modern.
And while it was a slow starter, after two years the Velar, which became the fourth Range Rover model, has started to settle itself in the market and shift appreciable numbers – 66,000 since launch. And now, as with all premium cars, the time has...
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