Range Rover SD1 Is A Study On A Fastback Crossover

While Coupe-like SUVs have been around for a long time, if this Range Rover SD1 Concept was real, it could raise the bar for these type of cars.

Designed by Pablo Pereyra, the SD1 SUV Concept looks like a fastback, as the roof slopes downwards all the way to the rear of the car, just like on a classic Mustang Fastback or a Chrysler Crossfire.

While perhaps futuristic, the front end design is still somewhat Range Rover-like, so imagining this thing as a real life concept wouldn’t be so hard, until you get to the rear that is.

The styling of the hatch is unlike anything we’ve seen on Range Rover-badged products, and not only because of the downwards sloping roof line. The taillights are integrated into the roof pillar as well as the fender, a design that may remind you of something like a Citroen C4 Coupe, only those taillights were positioned vertically, whereas these are more horizontal.

Overall, it’s an interesting proposal, one that’s perhaps not as elegant as you’d expect from a Range Rover. Yet, it definitely looks sporty, which some, if not most, should appreciate.

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  • lagunas3ca

    No, Pablo.

  • Nordschleife

    Very Acura ZDX in profile. It would be a hit for JLR and we all know it was a miss for Acura.

    • Craig

      I was just about to say that.

    • With Saab design clues

    • paulgdeaton

      But the rear… I thought “Dodge Calibre” before I thought of anything else.

      And that is not a good thing to think of…

    • Benjamin B.

      was just going to say… Honda built this already… and rebadged it as an Acura too

  • Craig

    Very cool looking – until you blink a few times and imagine yourself sitting inside.

    • LeStori

      Its ok. Cars will be self drive by the time something like this turns up. You will not need to look out the windows at all. Too busy looking at your “life pad”. You do not have a life.

      • Craig

        Some people are dreaming that. Not me – that’s for sure!

        • LeStori

          I also am not looking forward to self driving cars because it will mean I am too old to drive.
          However apart from my joke previous post, I suspect humans will be “taxed” out of driving. Insurance costs are also likely to be rigged against humans.

  • TrevP

    No. STAHP.

  • Zed68

    Hmmmm……………… no.

  • Rocket

    Car makers, Jaguar included, are doing everything possible to make their vehicles more SUV-like. Meanwhile, Land Rover, maker of nothing but utility vehicles, continues to find ways to remove utility. I know sometimes the best strategy is going where the others aren’t, but come on, LR.

  • TheBelltower

    Let’s keep it as a study.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I love your drawing skills. I wish I could draw like that.

  • Mark S

    Interesting at least. And NO it doesn’t look like a ZDX!

    • Six_Tymes

      agree.

  • AstonMartin

    Looks very Volvo-esque.

  • Banesto Highland

    So the future of cars is “gun-slit” windows.

    • Nordschleife

      Autonomous driving. We don’t need to see.

  • Jake
  • Lottaquokka

    The original Rover SD1 was quite a thing in its day.I guess they are trying for something like that again ? They must have run out of ideas on variations of the same old thing they current make…

  • Benjamin B.

    Honda already built this

  • OD. LP

    So the designers at JRL were thinking “the Nissan Murano’s design looks are mesmerizing for an SUV, how can we transform its looks to the JRL family? And how can we make it look like a product we thought of first?”

  • SteersUright

    Drawings dont deserve press coverage and an article. Next.

  • Dariush

    DONT PUBLISH SHITTY PROJECTS JESUS EFFIN CHRIST!

  • surfshop

    Looks dumb, why wud you wanna ride in a car with such narrow windows.

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