In 1969, Land Rover was testing a vehicle that would change the world. Perhaps not the world, but the SUV world certainly. No longer would you have to traverse rivers and mountains in a basic off-roader. The Range Rover brought luxury to those who needed it, but incredibly it did so without compromising off-road ability. The prototype was named the Velar, which of course became the Range Rover, but now the company has resurrected the name for the fourth model in the Range Rover family. Originally expected to be a sort of supersized Evoque, the Velar has emerged as a brand new model, but one which also hints at future design changes for the larger Range Rover derivatives and probably the next generation Evoque too. Unusually, the vehicle you see here is also not a concept. It will be revealed in the metal at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will be in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017. It has been pushed through by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) management, even ahead of the replace...

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