It’s the most aerodynamic Range Rover ever, with a drag coefficient of 0.32. Almost a miracle. Because, as Gerry McGovern says, “Bricks aren’t very aerodynamic”. Perhaps the explanation lies in the fact that the new Velar launched in Geneva, takes its cue not so much from a brick, namely a classic SUV, but also from crossovers and even wagons. In fact McGovern, head of Land Rover design, notes that this fourth model of the Range Rover series, which slots commercially into the “blank space” between the Evoque and the Sport, “has a unique personality, and is neither a reduced version of the Sport nor an expanded Evoque”. Then he admits, “Yes, it’s longer than the others, and this is what gives it a sense of elegance and makes it unique”. Maybe it’s because of the wheelbase, which at 2.87 metres is slightly shorter than that of the Sport, while its height is just a few millimetres higher than the Evoque. Massimo Frascella, who designed its exterior, adds, “It’s difficult to place it in a specific category.