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…

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