SUVs are more popular than ever, and we are noticing that in our car sales. Where the emphasis is on exclusive, sporty cars, in recent years we have noticed that more than 50% of the cars we sell are SUVs.
SUV very much in demand
Where Mercedes with their G-Class and Land Rover with their Range Rover were trendsetters in off-road vehicles mainly in Europe, the SUV has made a big leap especially in the last 15 years.
From big, clunky, square cars, to sporty, economical and, above all, versatile models. There is something in every kind or size these days, something for everyone.
So what makes an SUV so willing? It is often a combination of luxury, higher seating, safety, extra space and practicality. The fact that these luxury cars are often somewhat larger, heavier and more expensive apparently plays a minor role.
The standouts in SUVs
And who does this better than Land Rover? Porsche perhaps? Or still Mercedes? Or maybe Audi…
If we are honest, this is a personal preference. There are so many shapes and sizes that there is something for everyone. At The Engine Room, we especially see many higher-end customers choosing a Porsche Cayenne or a Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
In both cases, hybrid models are very popular. Why? On these models, the so-called BPM (Personal and Motorcycle Tax) is a lot lower than on regular gasoline or diesel models.
In addition, this engine works with a gasoline or diesel engine as well as an electric motor. The result is then more HP and power (dual-engine) and a more efficient engine, i.e. more economical. This is what users anno 2021 care about.
You see more and more brands introducing these types of cars, where Porsche tackled with a Cayenne years ago, now even Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Maserati and probably Ferrari are tackling with an SUV model.
And guess what? All very popular.
Which SUV do you prefer?
We are curious what you think is the most beautiful SUV series among the major brands. Below we have created a small poll of the brands and are curious to know what your preference is for an SUV.
In addition, should you be curious how such a hybrid SUV now drives; we have several luxury car models on display in a variety of trims. Do not hesitate to send us an email, we will be happy to help you get started.