SUVs are among the most popular cars among French drivers. Designed halfway between off-road 4×4 and high-end sedan, the SUV car is now designed to replace MPVs in favour of more efficient and comfortable vehicles. While this trend is now shaking up the automotive industry, motorists no longer know where to turn between compact SUVs, family SUVs and sports SUVs.
Back on 5 flagship models to buy an SUV in 2019.
The SUV: what is it?
First, it is important to define what the SUV is. Also known as a crossover, the Sport Utility Vehicle is a car that combines the flexibility and convenience of a minivan with the power and comfort of a sedan.
This type of vehicle, which appeared in the 1990s in Asia and the United States, appeared on French roads at the end of the 2000s. Representing almost all new car sales in France with city cars, the SUV market is full of entry-level and high-end vehicles. Whether it is Dacia, Volkswagen, BMW or Porsche, all manufacturers now offer their own SUV models.
The Top 5 best SUVs of 2019!
To help you buy an SUV in 2019, we wanted to come back with you to the 5 best SUV models on the market. Whether they are interesting models in terms of technical characteristics or price, each manufacturer offers here its vision of the SUV vehicle.
The Dacia Duster: the king of low-cost SUVs!
While the SUV is often seen as a top-of-the-range vehicle, the manufacturer Dacia has succeeded in developing a low-cost SUV with the Dacia Duster. Both comfortable and agile, the Dacia Duster lowers its prices by offering only the minimum union options. However, the Dacia SUV remains very pleasant to drive and will satisfy motorists looking for a practical vehicle for work and leisure.
The Peugeot 3008: leader in SUV sales in France!
The Peugeot 3008 SUV is one of the best-selling cars in France. Its futuristic design and neat interior make it one of the most beautiful models from its manufacturer, despite a premium price that is close to the top of the range. The success of the Peugeot 3008 is such that many observers of the automotive market attribute the Peugeot manufacturer’s comeback to the sales success of the Peugeot 3008. This SUV has its own version with the Peugeot 5008, offering up to 7 seats.
The Renault Kadjar: a comfortable and spacious SUV!
While the Renault group benefits from the success of the Dacia Duster’s sales, its Renault Kadjar follows it very closely. It must be said that with its unique look and the quality of its equipment, the Renault Kadjar has nothing to envy to the top-of-the-range SUVs on the market. Its thick seats and on-board computer with touch screen will appeal to all drivers who are technologically savvy and used to driving assistance technologies. Like the Peugeot 3008, the Renault Kadjar offers a 7-seater version for large families.
The Mercedes GLC: the ultimate premium SUV!
Let’s move on to high-end SUVs with the Mercedes GLC. Available since 2018 in hybrid powertrain, the Mercedes GLC SUV offers a quality of finish worthy of the best the German automotive industry has to offer. Its sporty lines will seduce drivers who love sports cars and its spacious and comfortable interior will make you want the road to never end.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio: the top-of-the-range SUV made in Italy!
Produced in a limited number, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a rare and sporty product. Indeed, the Stelvio offers a finish with a V6 engine that delivers exceptional performance. Its fishing style will seduce the most demanding drivers and its typical Alfa Romeo bodywork will turn the eyes of Italian car enthusiasts.