First Sight: Van Roij Adventum Coupe

19 02 14 Adventum Coupe front

Van Roij Design’s two-door Range Rover conversion brings some old-school dignity to the world of customised SUVs

Cast your mind back to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and you may remember the Range Rover SV Coupe Concept, a slightly sleeker, significantly more expensive Range Rover with two doors and some special high-end touches. In the end, this project was never put into production. Clearly a handful of people were deeply disappointed by the cancellation, because someone subsequently contacted Niels van Roij Design, of Tesla estate fame, asking if they would pick up the challenge to build such a thing. As you can see, they did, with the aid of automotive modeller and body builder Bas van Roomen. CDN was at the private launch event in the Netherlands.

The resulting Adventum Coupe (we’ll spare you a rant about both companies using that particular C-word on an upright SUV…) was inspired not just by the 2018 concept, but by the 1970 original Range Rover which was sold only as a two-door until 1981. That car was, of course, not marketed as a coupé, instead having a more stately, restrained nature about it – and this is something Van Roij and his team were keen to keep intact with their new Adventum, in stark contrast to the customised Range Rovers you see elsewhere…

We’re glad you’re enjoying Car Design News

To continue reading this article and others like it SIGN-IN or SUBSCRIBE TODAY

For a one-time only FREE TRIAL granting you access to three premium articles register here

This article is available to CDN subscribers only
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to gain full access

CDN Comp Tablet phone image2

The benefits of your subscription include:

Access to motor show and concours coverage, trend and technology reports, design reviews of new and classic concept and production cars, exclusive interviews, regional reports, who’s where, design essays, career resources, design competitions, regular newsletter updates PLUS comprehensive degree show reports from the world’s leading design schools, the CDN archive of sketches, images and articles spanning 20 years of coverage.

 

An online subscription also gains you access to exclusive designer interviews from our annual Car Design Review yearbook, and access to exclusive interior design reviews from Interior Motives magazine. You can also receive Interior Motives in print through our online + print subscription, or buy individual copies of Interior Motives and Car Design Review.

 

Fees start from £55/€60/$70. Packages available for students, individuals, schools and corporates.

cdn-newspress-award-banner      cdn-newspress-award-banner

Gain full access to cardesignnews.com subscribe today

For a one-time only FREE TRIAL granting you access to three premium articles only register here

ALREADY SUBSCRIBED - Individual, Studio, Student or School

You now need to register your details and sign-in for full access to cardesignnews.com

SIGN-IN here