The 4X4, or SUV, car is gaining more and more popularity in the UK, thanks to their ever improving efficiency and practicality. They’re built to endure all weather conditions and they’re fantastic for long drives and off road terrain.
Although it seemed 4X4’s had gone out of fashion in the early 2000s, no thanks to the astronomical increase in petrol prices, the modern engines now fitted in has seen the roads fill up with SUV’s galore.
A lot people write buying a 4X4 off because they assume the bigger the car, the bigger the price.
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So, if I’ve grabbed your attention and if you’re browsing the car market and thinking about getting an SUV, here are 5 4X4’s tipped to be the biggest sellers this year.
5. Fiat Panda 4X4 1.3 Multijet
The Fiat Panda is the only super-mini SUV that boasts legitimate off-road ability and not to mention, it’s low emissions and high mpg make it more economical.
4. Dacia Duster
One of the cheapest 4X4’s in the UK. The Duster has been tried and in tested in Europe since 2010. Renault also had an input to the design and the car even uses some of the companies parts. Renault is very well known for its reliability as of late, and has even taken over Ford and arch-rivals Peugeot in the 2013 Driver Power results.
The Dacia has been through some moderations since 2010; the company have improved its steering as well as its traction to improve road safety and enjoyment of the ride. For only £8,995, it’s no wonder why this SUV is tipped to be one of the best sellers.
3. Hyundai Sante Fe
The Hyundai Sante Fe is definitely a good looking SUV. The chrome grille and angular headlights really give the Sante Fe a sexy look.
If you opt for a premium model, then you have the luxury of leather seat facings, climate control, auto screen wipers and lights, a reversing camera and a sat-nav! There’s also a seven seater option too which is great for families or if you ever think you’ll need the extra capacity for luggage or friends.
2. Range Rover Sport
The classic Range Rover will also be in the list of top selling 4X4’s, and here we’ve got the 2014 Sport version.
The Range Rover Sport holds a supercharged V8 petrol engine, or you could go for an excellent SDV6 diesel. Whichever you go for, they’re both impressively powerful, yet the SDV6 runs better for the economy.
1. Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is perfect for all occasions. Whether it’s a family holiday or a trip to work, thanks to Mazda’s clever SkyActiv technology, the rugged looking SUV runs smoothly and is perfectly economical.
Not to mention, the 503-litre boot can really guzzle up huge amounts of luggage – perfect for those inland family holidays. For the trip, the SUV has an onboard infotainment system as well as Bluetooth technology and a touch screen dashboard. Very high tech, but with an impressively low price.
If a 4X4 is something of a fantasy of yours then hopefully this shortlist of potential big sellers will inspire you to follow that dream and get behind the wheel. They’re not all super expensive, so what’re you waiting for?
Picture from Landrovermena.