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09 February 2018

A widebody Range Rover Velar: yay or nay?

The Velar's all about smooth styling. Well, it was until Lumma turned up

Stephen Dobie
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Whether you approve of this modified Range Rover Velar likely reflects how you feel about the base car’s attitude. Land Rover’s designers penned it as an SUV with clean lines and smooth surfaces, right down to door handles that sit completely flush when the car’s locked.

Lumma Design, not usually subtle with its SUV mods, has turned that on its head. It’s readorned the Velar with all the things its creators seemed chuffed to have got rid of.

There are two flavours of the tuning. Wildest is the Lumma CLR GT, a Velar with its wheelarches pumped out by 100mm, the addition of a bold diffuser (with four exhaust tips) and plentiful carbon vents and grilles.

If that’s a bit much, then you can spec little spoilers and vents individually, without having to worry about the Velar’s already width-restrictor troubling girth swelling too much. You can also choose from a variety of 22 and 23in wheels (yep, twenty-threes).

Either treatment looks a bit incongruous on the deliberately slick Velar, mind. Which rather makes us wonder what Land Rover’s planning when the probable performance versions of the car – SVs or SVRs, perhaps – arrive further down the line…

Tags: range rover, suv, off road, velar

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