The top five SUVs to buy on the new ‘68’ plate
We pick the best cars from this super-popular market segment
The SUV market sector is one of the most popular and fastest-growing in the UK, so it follows that manufacturers all want a slice of the pie. And that’s good news for consumers, as it means car brands all compete to produce the best SUVs – and the resulting products are seriously impressive.
We’ve rounded up five of the best SUVs and crossovers to buy on the new ‘68’ plate.
Citroen C3 Aircross
The C3 Aircross is a beefed-up, raised version of Citroen’s C3 hatch. Entering into the ever-expanding crossover market, the Aircross is there for those people who want a raised-up driving position without the need for a large, hard-to-park SUV.
It offers up a range of economical engines and some seriously funky styling, while its practical interior makes it ideal for family life.
Volkswagen’s biggest SUV may share a platform with (deep breath) the Audi Q7, Porsche Macan, Lamborghini Urus AND the Bentley Bentayga, but with a recent tech-heavy update it’s arguably one of the best of the bunch. It’s the cheapest, too, by a fair margin.
The Touareg’s biggest asset is its impressive interior, which features the massive ‘InnoVision’ infotainment system, seamlessly blending the digital dials with the central screen. It’s super-comfortable, too, and though it’s currently diesel-only a petrol and hybrid option will come soon.
The latest Jimny replaces its 20-year-old predecessor and promises to be far better to drive both on-road and off it. Plus, just look at how cute it is.
With proper selectable four-wheel drive and a tenaciously gutsy 1.5-litre engine, the Jimny will embarrass many a large 4×4 off road. It’s not currently available to buy, but will hit the market before the end of the 68 plate.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The latest EV to come to the market is this — the Hyundai Kona. Based on the crossover introduced in 2017, the Kona Electric offers an impressive 300 miles of range in its largest battery form, making it a real practical option for any buyer.
Though the regular Kona is a rather average crossover, this electric model distances itself from rivals – it offers almost double the range of the Nissan Leaf for about the same price. How can you argue with that?
The X2 is another crossover to join the ever-expanding segment. Sitting on the premium end of things, the X2 has been designed to encapsulate the luxurious feeling you may associate with a larger BMW SUV in a more compact bodystyle.
We’re big fans of the X2’s smart interior as well as its stylish bodywork – BMW’s experimented with a new form to its iconic kidney grille, as well as putting badges on the C-pillars in a homage to models past.
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