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bebechoon



Member Since: 22 Apr 2014
Location: On ze Frainch Riviera, in ze Land of ze Frogs
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Velar

Hi, guys!

I saw my first Velar today.
How I hate the current trend for very high waistlines, and small windows! (To my mind, it makes the car look squashed )

However, to my point: is it just me getting old(er), or are LR products getting to look the same? In the very old days, the Classic RR had such a distinctive look, the P45 also and Id say the early L322s. But now I cant seem to tell the difference between the Fatty, the Sport and the Velar! (It probably doesnt help that down here on the French Riviera they are (nearly) all black, but even so )

Am I losing it?

 It's "bébéchoon", ackcherly, with accents. 'Steve' to my chums.
20 years ownership of Solihull products, ALL GONE NOW, sniff!
TD6 HSE Auto FF
2.5 TDi 4-door Classic
Disco II
And my 1st Rangie: in 1995, a 2-door VM 2.5 diesel Classic
(Not to mention the Lada Niva before those. I said not to mention it �)

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stan
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England 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Santorini Black

landrover lost the plot years ago...the L322 is and will always be a true range rover. the D4 is a proper disco ....the L405 is acceptable and the rest , well Rolling Eyes .



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KurtVerbose



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Switzerland 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Until LR greatly expanded it's range of vehicles, the RR had nothing to look the same as.

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ajac8



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Like I've said here before - draw one set of plans, acquire 1 photocopier, adjust zoom settings, call it a new model.

I agree that LR have lost the plot a bit. The 405 was an acceptable departure from the previous designs but has spawned so many wannabe models its laughable.

The Evoque convertible being the biggest laugh of all. A 'Range Rover' my ar*e. 4.4 TDV8 SE
93 RR Classic efi

Remember it's easier to get forgiveness than permission!

Gone in order:
93 Classic hard dash Plymouth Blue
03 L322 Oslo Blue
2000 Disco TD5 ES Epsom Green
98 P38 Rioja Red
89 Classic Cairngorm Brown

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rodp



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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Bonatti Grey

Quote:
I agree that LR have lost the plot a bit.


From an enthusiasts point of view yes, but as a business model they're definitely on the ball. Mass produce similar models on the same theme to capture all the possible market. Produce and sell them as fast as you can until the bubble bursts then sell the company, or fold it making even more money.
The bubble WILL burst, if only for the reason that no one will want to spend 100k + on a motor when there's a dozen on the local council estate. Another BMW in the making, LR's will become a motor most folk wouldn't dream of buying.

But, JLR will make hay while the sun shines, and who can blame them.

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zarnd



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

I saw a Velar on Sunday and thought how good it looked.

Would I have one? No. Alex

2011 Skoda Superb Elegance 170tdi DSG
2009 Caterham Supersport Race car
2007 M5 Touring
2005 Range Rover Vogue SE Supercharged
2004 SL55 AMG

Previous:
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2001 BMW 530i Sport
2002 BMW M5
2007 Discovery 3 TdV6 HSE
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fisha



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I like it when I see it ...

... until I see an RR Sport or FFRR ... at which point I like them more. V8 or else.

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XXXAngelXXX



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Germany 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE 5.0 SC V8 Havana

The Velar looks compared to an L405 kinda girlish. Rolling Eyes All my spelling errorz are belong to me!

5.0 SC SVA replica
XK-RS

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PaulTyrer



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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

ajac8 wrote:
Like I've said here before - draw one set of plans, acquire 1 photocopier, adjust zoom settings, call it a new model..


Porsche have been doing that for years!!!

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RR2008HSE



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Canada 2008 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Went to the official Velar unveiling here. Nice looking cars. Good leg room in the back, even with the front seats back. Really well done. Definitely rather pricey. A little boy climbed in one, started pressing buttons on the touch screens and loudly announced that it was better than his games console. JLR know their market. Mr. Green
Ill be interested to see how the design cues (flush door handles, multiple screens) look when they get to the L405 and the Sport. Now that will be interesting.

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