OW - if you find that a Range Rover or Range Rover Sport is just a little too big for your Land Rover SUV motoring needs and an Evoque too small up until now you had a problem.
Not any more because those awfully nice people at Land Rover have launched a whole new model… the Velar.
When I say new that is not strictly true as, if like me you are old enough to (just) remember the launch of the original Range Rover in 1969, you will know that it did not have that name at very first.
A few pre-production cars escaped from the factory wearing Velar badges - and if you think early Range Rovers are changing hands for telephone number money then don’t ask the price tag for an original Velar - if you can even find one of the handful believed still to be in existence.
The name, made up from letters Land Rover already had in their parts bin, roughly translates in Latin to mean ‘to hide’ which was wholly appropriate for those prototypes back in the late 60s, trying to go under the radar during road trials.
Fast forward to 2017 and trying to hide is the last thing the new Velar wants to do. Looking like a giant has stepped on a standard Range Rover and squashed the roofline down,