Shining light on luxury SUVs

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The demand for SUV’s is thriving – a report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. claims that the global market for this type of vehicle is projected to expand to beyond 21 million units by 2020.

Luxury SUVs are particularly appealing in this vehicle category, boasting spacious and deluxe interiors, as well as refined driving experiences and powerful engines.

Don’t just take our word for it; here’s a look at the three best luxury SUVs that are available today…

Audi Q7

  • Power: 214 — 428 bhp
  • 0-60mph: 7 — 7.1 secs
  • Fuel economy: 39 — 48 mpg

Audi’s Q7 oozes style, making it so easily admired by drivers. From its outstanding cabin refinement to the fact that it’s interior is roomier than many other seven-seater, the Q7 stands above some other SUVs on the market right now.

With impressive technology available as standard throughout the Q7 – Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system sits on the car’s dashboard, complete with a large LCD screen, while a wireless charging pad is waiting to charge a driver or passenger’s mobile phone with ease.

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Jaguar F-PACE

  • Power: 160 — 374 bhp
  • 0-60mph: 3 — 9.9 secs
  • Fuel economy: 31 — 57 mpg

The Jaguar F-PACE has a sportier look and feel than most other luxury SUVs found in this guide, with a slightly lower driving position than the majority of SUVs.

Voted as both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year at the prestigious 2017 World Car Awards ceremony, this SUV’s technologically advanced features allow the F-PACE to keep drivers safe, connected and entertained.

Porsche Cayenne

  • Power: 236 — 562 bhp
  • 0-60mph: 0 — 7.6 secs
  • Fuel economy: 24 — 41 mpg

While the build quality of the Porsche Cayenne is impressive, as is the SUV’s high-quality interior design, it has to be the standard features found on this car that grabs the most attention. Luxurious – the perfect word to describe this SUV.

This is because even the entry-level Cayenne comes complete with stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, a dual-zone climate control system, cruise control, parking sensors and Porsche’s Communication Management infotainment system.

Is the future bright for the luxury SUV market?

As Global Industry Analysts, Inc.’s report forecasts that the general SUV market is set to keep going from strength to strength in the weeks to come, can the same positive outlook be seen for luxury SUVs? There is plenty of reason to believe there is, especially with some of the world’s most renowned car makers getting ready to play their cards in the market.

In 2017, Alfa Romeo is to release the Stelvio as part of its resurgence, which is based on the Giulia’s new aluminium architecture, available in both rear- and four-wheel drive.

BMW aren’t missing out on the action either – the BMW X2, a design-oriented coupe-SUV from the German brand, features a choice of a front-wheel-drive platform and a xDrive 4WD system, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan — the luxury British manufacturer’s first ever off-roader. Both cars are highly anticipated and will launch in 2018.

SEAT also get their heads in the game, with the Spanish brand’s boss Luca de Meo recently stating: “A crossover – a Porsche Macan kind of concept – could be the emerging kind of model. A model that’s a mix between a sports car and an SUV – this is one of the segments we see growing.”

In this article, Autocar has reported that such a sports car-like a crossover could be on the roads come 2020.