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Velar spotted

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Whilst crawling towards a set of traffic lights heading through Mauchline I spied a large honeycomb grill and the "RangeRover" bonnet badging  edging towards me....too big for an Ewok, too small for a Sport...Velars aren't out yet I thought? 66plate in grey with a black roof, the answer to my "out yet ?" question was answered.

Above the front reg plate in a slightly different shade of grey were the words "prototype vehicle" so I assume this could be a pre-release press hack? Either way it looked not too bad all round, nicer than the D5 with its daft offset rear number plate. No pics as the traffic car behind wouldn't have been too happy ;)

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Velar proto in mauchline of all places?

Might pop down to JLR when I'm in Ayr today and see if it's sitting round the back.

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Interesting comparisons to the D5, isn't the Velar on the smaller D-Sport platform?  Transverse engine, no low range gears etc.?  Actually quite a different vehicle size/type one assumes. I have yet to see a Velar in the flesh - or a D5 outdoors and 'in context'.

Chris

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I have seen a couple of D5's now and I think they are a disappointment to look at (not driven one yet), having said that I hated the D3 when they first came out and the looks of the D3/4 have now really grown on me

 

Guess we will grow to love it!

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...I reckon JLR's next retro promo will be  The All New Centre Steer (built on a Rubicon chassis ) .......with the panelwork made from recycled Harrier jump jets

 

Steve b

 

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