Auto manufacturers are taking the SUV game a notch further. This is because, more considerations are being evaluated in order to make a SUV offer both luxury and performance. A luxury vehicle has to accommodate off road capabilities and be designed by a reputable auto maker. Secondly, the SUV’s interior must come with an authentic interior, made from top quality natural material for example leather and wood. Last but not least, its exterior must be made from more superior material than the sedans and sports cars in the world today.
Luxury SUVs are mostly used as statement for success, since most of them are used by image conscious persons. They are used by auto fans who adore adventure. It is worth noting that most SUV are not eco-friendly vehicles as they leave larger ecological footprints, by releasing smoke and toxins to the air. However, this is set to change in most developed economies with the ongoing development of electric and hydrogen SUVs, set to debut before the end of the decade.
Here are 10 fantastic Luxury SUV Options for 2017
Made from an aluminum skin, the F-Pace is set to be among Jaguars first sport utility vehicle. It will come with a longitudinally mounted 3.0 liters supercharged V6 engine offering a power of up to 340 hp. In addition, the engine will work hand in hand with an eight speed automatic gear, synonymous with the XE. Its interior is spacious, thanks to the stretched wheelbase of 111.6 inches, ensuring that there will rear-seat space, bound to make its potential consumers happy. Jaguar F-Pace will command slightly over $50,000.
Porsche Cayenne GTS
The five-seater SUV is set to mix looks and performance when it debuts in 2017. It has a sports exhaust, sued leather upholstery and tinted taillights. It also has 14-way power reclining back and front seats and the interior can be customized to suit the needs of the owners. The power steering is adjustable offering the much needed sensitivity to speed in the long run. It also has 18” alloy wheels. It will go for $97,000.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
This SUV is meant for off road driving but still meets the requirement of line and performance. It has red cosmetic design in the interior, meant to suit persons that love testing their adrenaline and alertness. Its exterior has a modified suspension, large tires and increased ground clearance. Its maker confirmed that the 707hp engine synonymous with Jeep Challenger Hellcat, will not be used in the Trailhawk but a better version of the engine will be used. Buyers will cough close to $40,000 for the Trailhawk.
Inarguably one of the best full sized premium crossovers, V-8 GLS550 offers up to 7 seats. Each wheel has a diameter of up to 20 inches, coming with a slightly deeper front facia and quad exhaust pipes. The second and third row can comfortably accommodated up to 3 average sixed adults. In order to maintain its stylish Mercedes posh, the cabin comes with a good control layout and lebt5her upholstery. It comes with a 4.7 liter V-8 turbo charged engine, featuring fuel saving controls and a 577 horsepower. GLS550 best price is $95,000.
Ford Explorer XLT
XLT has a 290 horsepower, four cylinder V-6 turbo charged engine, Explorer XLT is set to offer family duty essentials like second and third row split folding bench seats. It has a rear obstacle detection, excellent steering wheel audio and cruise control and a reliable hands free audio and smartphone interface. Its interior comes with a darkened exterior trim and leather and suede front bucket seats. Exterior features 20” wheels to accommodate the bumpier rides. Its platinum model goes for $54,180.
Q7 is light thanks to aluminum-intensive construction and advanced engineering steps made by Audi. It uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine offering a 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque working hand in hand with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Its interior is tempting; leather upholstery, 8-way power heated front seats, front and back obstacle detection, collision alert and forward-emergency braking. Attractive exterior features include; xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, power panoramic sunroof. It has a price range from $55,750.
Chevrolet 2017 Holden Captiva
This SUV is expect to be come with a 2.4 L petrol, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. It will have a power of 163hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, working with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It will be a 5 seater in order to offer enough space for head and legs. The seats are designed from high-review materials. It is expected to go for about $25,000.
This SUV is an improvement of the SRX crossover and comes with extra passenger room and cargo space. Its light curb weight makes it’s more energetic when it comes to handling. It has a 3.6 liter V6 engine that offers a 310hp. It also uses an 8 speed automatic transmission. XT5 is a 5 seater SUV, with its interior made from genuinely trimmed carbon fibre and hard wood. Its rear facing video camera offers a better view of what is going on behind the car.
2017 Aston Martin Lagonda
The car is made from lightweight materials; aluminum and carbon fiber. The front has radiator grille, slim LED lights and a prominent bumper. The back has chromed taillights, modern exhaust ends and a bigger tailgate. It also has big sporty wheels. The attractive interior has functional seats that feature soft leather cover, while the cabin comes with enough space for occupants and cargo. Moreover, there are technological features in the dashboard; center console, big screen display, climate control system, navigation system, audio system, Wi-Fi and smartphone app support among other features.
Volvo XC70 comes with a raised suspension making it adapt to new rough terrain. It has good wheelbase enabling the use of new propulsion units. The exterior also has a redesigned grille and LED taillights. The vehicle has new 17-inch wheels. Attractive interior has chrome accents, new roof top, latest safety systems and entertainment features such as Bluetooth audio connectivity, smartphone app integration and USB. A 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine gives 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The engines uses an 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s estimated to go for about $40,000.