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    New Range Rover Velar

    Looks really nice. Various models at $50K, $56K, $64K... plus options obviously. Might be a nice alternative to the Q8, though a little smaller.

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2018-land-rover-range-rover-velar/preview/

     


    Re: New Range Rover Velar

    I like it a lot, beautiful alternative to a Macan.


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    Re: New Range Rover Velar

    It does look very nice kiss


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    I like it as well, not sure about the back of the car though


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    I like it kiss


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    Is this Velar Macan size? It looks great Smiley


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    J.Seven:

    Is this Velar Macan size? It looks great Smiley

    Mas o menos... it is based on Jag F-pace platform, which has decent reviews but nobody claims it beats Macan handling.  But it will I think do very well.  One tidbit - LR has introduced a high tech wool-poly seat fabric - bravo to them, as a good fabric has many advantages.  Whether a leather-conditioned buyer market agrees, Smiley.  (Thomas from Autogefuhl will be pleased...). 


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    Re: New Range Rover Velar

    this model, the Velar, is positioned between the RR Sport and the RR Evque.

    so not an alternative for the Q8.


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    Looks v nice. A polished product in photos at least. 


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    EnglishManInNY:

    Looks v nice. A polished product in photos at least. 


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    It looks nice in the photos but still pretty big. Not sure why the market would need this car, unless they make it cheaper than the RR Sport. Smiley


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    RC:
    EnglishManInNY:

    Looks v nice. A polished product in photos at least. 


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    It looks nice in the photos but still pretty big. Not sure why the market would need this car, unless they make it cheaper than the RR SportSmiley

    It's positioned size-wise between the RR Sport and Evoque, so it has to be. Just checked the German configurator and found these:

    RR Sport: starting from EUR 66200.
    RR Velar: starting from EUR 56400.
    RR Evoque: starting from EUR 34900.

    Right in the middle.

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    It should sell well. The Evoque is cute but it is too small for most people. The F Pace might be a good car but it is not that good looking in real life and the interior is a disapointment.


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    is it me, or is Land Rover and Range Rover design going down the Audi road? they all look the same to me


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    sfo:

    is it me, or is Land Rover and Range Rover design going down the Audi road? they all look the same to me

    Fully agree.

    Also, I do not like door handles at all. And if they work as reliable as on Jag F-Type I do not like them even more...


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    Integra:

    this model, the Velar, is positioned between the RR Sport and the RR Evque.

    so not an alternative for the Q8.

    You have the Discover on that line Smiley


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    Discover seems more like a truck, this is a crossover... Plus the discover doesn't much cool factor, this does (suspecting it will look much better in real life than in the pics).


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    They look the same, but it doesn't matter so long as they all look good. The Evoque was a great looking car and this one is as well.

    I think this will be one of the best mid-size SUVs you can buy so long as the driving amenities shine. I would not buy an SUV now unless it has all the basic and premium autonomous and safety features. I'm not expecting total self-driving, but I'm expecting a lot.


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    Well they have the tech now, my 2017 RRS might not be the most advanced tech today but it is more than good enough... And for 2017 they cut the price in half for the "pro drive package" that has the tech, cheaper than Porsche or Audi last I checked...


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    Integra:

    this model, the Velar, is positioned between the RR Sport and the RR Evque.

    so not an alternative for the Q8.

    At the end of the day, it's an alternative to any good looking SUV. Most people who drive big, luxury SUVs would actually be equally served by a two seater sports car in my experience. A G-class isn't technically an alternative to a Porsche 911, but I rarely see more than one person every in a G-class, never seen one towing anything, and they're far from the off-road.

    If you want an SUV, anything that suits your needs is a viable alternative. The Q8 looks bigger than this, but it also only has 4 seats and it doesn't look like they fold flat, thus the cargo space might not actually be much more than the Velar in reality.


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    Side note but these G wagons are everywhere. I think that since people like them and they don't age too much, they stay way longer on the road than usual luxury cars that you dont see for more than 3 years normally once the novelty has gone away.


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    sfo:

    is it me, or is Land Rover and Range Rover design going down the Audi road? they all look the same to me

    I agree. They look very similar.


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    Just spec'd one. Configurator is live. Never spec'd a LR before. The options do add up pretty quickly. Started with the 60K base model and ended at 77K. $69K if you start with the lowest trim and add back a bunch of stuff. All the technology packages are independent, so they really add up.


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    Very very very beautiful.....just another league compared to the competitors...


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    Topspeed:
    sfo:

    is it me, or is Land Rover and Range Rover design going down the Audi road? they all look the same to me

    I agree. They look very similar.

    Show me a car brand that does not do this? Ferrari maybe?  Chief designers have too much control, and they all have interpreted "brand" to equal "Russian dolls". 


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    xander71:

    Very very very beautiful.....just another league compared to the competitors...

    agree 200%  , and that interior *drool*

    It's like they sat in a room and said "lets design the perfect RR for Enmanuel, who already likes RRs" Even a friend of mine who's not that into cars sent me a picture of the interior today with the caption "the new Rover screams your name"


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    4trac:
    Topspeed:
    sfo:

    is it me, or is Land Rover and Range Rover design going down the Audi road? they all look the same to me

    I agree. They look very similar.

    Show me a car brand that does not do this? Ferrari maybe?  Chief designers have too much control, and they all have interpreted "brand" to equal "Russian dolls". 

    It's really nothing to do with that. It's simply because they just need a car in a slightly different size. iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 7. It makes no sense to create wildly different designs and hope they're a hit when in fact the original design is already very successful and the missing link is just a few extra or few less inches. Much better to iterate on a success and meet the new demands without taking a shot in the dark with something new.


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    Looks beautiful, at least on pictures!


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    The car looks fantastic! Happy to see that Range Rover found back to a classic yet modern language. It will be a best seller!

     


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    I'm conditioned to hating Range Rovers and the general Range Rover demographic - in Kuwait, it's all men who drive like total a__holes [in the emergency lanes during traffic jams, jumping between lanes at high speed without indicators] or little girls with massive sunglasses who are busy driving with one hand in their just-done hair and one on their cell phone raised up high... but alas, I digress. This Velar is an attractive thing but... this or the Jaguar F-Pace, which remains unique and villainously badass?

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    Re: New Range Rover Velar

    I thought the F-pace interior was meh.


     
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