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The top 4 luxury SUVs to buy this year

By Lexi Goodland on 21st October 2019

We now live in an age where a car is no longer simply a means of transport; a car is an epitome of style, an embodiment of comfort, a true symbol of class and status, and, with the monumental developments in modern computer science and engineering, luxury cars now possess the most cutting edge and advanced technology.

High-end manufactures spare nothing when producing their top-of-the-line ranges. Where practicality and comfort meet speed and luxury, you have the Sports Utility Vehicle – a prime example of luxury on the road. Whether you are looking for the best SUV to drive, or the best to be driven in, there is no need for you to compromise on your new SUV purchase this year, and we have the top 4 luxury SUV’s for you right here.

Bentley Bentayga

The Bentayga showcases power and speed with its class-leading V6 petrol engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger. Image credit: bentleymotors.com

Kicking things off is a true quintessential car. Bentley Motors Limited is a British luxury car and SUV manufacturer celebrating their centenary this year. With a reputation that precedes them, Bentley redefines luxury with their iconic automobiles, including the pinnacle Bentayga model – a mid-size, front-engine, fivedoor, all-wheel drive SUV, and, the world’s first luxury hybrid.

Maintaining the superlative design and functionality of the Bentley brand, the Bentayga showcases power and speed with its class-leading V6 petrol engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, adheres to the distinctive sleek lines, B-shaped wing vents and advanced aluminium exterior of the Bentayga family, whilst also creating a sense of tranquility in its handcrafted, exquisite interior with contemporary technical fabric and lacquered veneers.

Equally, the Bentayga hybrid strives to incorporate the technology of today to minimise emissions and fuel consumption, preserve battery charge and increase efficiency, as well as providing you with the ability to stay connected with your car through various online services available on the My Bentley app including remote SUV charging, interior heating and trip statistics. This SUV is a symbol of complete exclusivity and extreme luxury.

Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

The SVAutobiography is the new Range Rover flagship model, which the company says is ‘exclusively handcrafted at the Special Vehicle Operations technical centre’ near Coventry. Image credit: landrover.co.uk

Another British company, Land Rover, is an exclusive manufacturer of luxury four-wheel drive SUVs. With the initial Land Rover often regarded as a British icon, as well as receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the company has since developed its range of luxurious SUVs. After recognising a gap in the market for an off-road vehicle that included additional elements of comfort and style, Land Rover revealed their first ever Range Rover in 1970.

Over the last 40 years, this model has been reshaped and redesigned to meet all new levels of design, sophistication and technological advancements, and now, Land Rover brings you the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic. Called the “most agile and dynamically capable Range Rover yet” by managing director, Michael Van Der Sande, this particular SUV joins the power of a 565hp V8 Supercharged engine with a classic contemporary design.

Signature features include diamond quilted fine leathers, steel weave carbon fibre front and rear door veneers, and an exterior styling that features a graphite atlas front grille and side vent; the SVAutobiography is synonymous of the luxury that is the Range Rover and is the ultimate SUV. If you would like a little preview of the luxuries this model has to offer before you make your purchase, hire a Range Rover from Nationwide and take it for a spin to get a true feel for the vehicle.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is the VW Group’s hottest-ever SUV, eclipsing the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed, according to Autoexpress

Founded in 1931, the German automotive company, Porsche, is renowned for its high performance sports cars, sedans and SUVs. For those who like it fast, look no further than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S EHybrid. The company’s race inspired philosophy is prevalent in this model with its 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, integrated chassis controller, and, for the first time in the Cayenne generation, the option for rear-axle steering.

There is even a choice for the Sport Chrono Package – a mode switch that caters to those desiring a sportier driving style. In design, the Cayenne boasts the distinctive characteristics of a Porsche with a long sloping bonnet, three-piece air intakes and accentuated front wings, but with a redesigned front apron, newly styled doors and new, optional 22-inch wheels with wider section rear tyres, all for that elegant yet sporty aesthetic.

With the most current and up-to-date digital assistance systems installed, the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept features a touch screen console providing direct access to the most important functions of the car. A model of sport, style and comfort in both the front, and the back.

Audi SQ8 Vorsprung

As a worldwide leading producer of luxury cars, the Audi Group place focus on quality, design and performance in their flagship SUV range, and the new SQ8 Vorsprung surely lives up to that

As a worldwide leading producer of luxury cars, the Audi Group place focus on quality, design and performance in their flagship SUV range, and the new SQ8 Vorsprung surely lives up to that. Delivering 435PS of power and an acceleration speed of only 4.8 seconds from 0-62mph, this sporty 5-door, 4-wheel drive powerhouse hosts the more powerful diesel engine on the European market.

With a mid-hybrid, eightcylinder V8 engine, 21” alloy wheels, and Alcantara leather upholstery, Audi have redefined luxury inside and out with the SQ8 Vorsprung. Sticking true to their motto, “Vorsprung durch Technik”, meaning “advancement through technology”, this model is also equipped with the finest Audi technology including haptic, dual-touchscreen controls, an Audi Virtual Cockpit, autonomous driver and parking assistance with rear-view camera, and an MMI navigation system. A lavishly produced SUV providing you with a luxury experience like no other.