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Gazellio @ Prestige Cars wrote:
Another variation but very rough



That one Thumbs Up

Lights help break up the back end Thumbs Up
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The visible Twin Exhaust also adds balance to the offset number plate...
 
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Agree

.... and changing the proportions also helps. Deeper rear window / higher bumper diffuser.
  
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option 1 .just graft the velar rear end on Thumbs Up
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Someone tried a centre plate..


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Pretty sure it will go the centre plate route next time (and look like a D Sport rear end) but its a shame because with different rear lights and a bit of thought it could remain, like the D1/2/3/4, unique and even get a split tailgate...
 
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OK last drawing and I think we are getting somewhere, split tailgate is back!


 
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Looks like a 3 with a fancy bumper Laughing
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Well that's just it the proportions ARE the D5 its a sketch taken/traced from an actual photograph so they could do something similar with thin side mounted lights and split tailgate.
 
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Last drawing is cool.

Yep, the vertical rear lights cluster definately balance the fat/high back. The twin exhausts on the right counter balance also the left offset plate...and of course, the beloved split tail gate is back! Bow down

Well done. Thumbs Up
  
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Interesting sketches and some of them are a big improvement.

The problem is that to create a useful lower tailgate with a remotely low loading height, the back of the car needs to be much flater, or there is no straight edge to form a hinge (not unless you make a very thick rear lower door and then mount it impractically high).

I wish anyone who wants to try luck in changing McGovern’s mind on this one; he is after all a “trained designer”, while customers simply “aren’t qualified” to comment Evil or Very Mad
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you could make part of the bumper move with the lower tailgate section ?

would that reduce thickness or height issue of the tailgate bit ?
  
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To be honest the redesign even if a single tailgate would be an improvement and at least "Look Right" but I am sure the LR engineers could make a workable split tailgate if they tried hard enough.
 
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Hardware17 wrote:
you could make part of the bumper move with the lower tailgate section ?

would that reduce thickness or height issue of the tailgate bit ?


Yes, that would help. Probably complex to do though...
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