Driving an SUV doesn’t mean that you have to be rough and ready… quite the opposite in fact
Most of the luxury automotive brands have acknowledged the popularity of the SUV and introduced them into their range. Others, of course have been creating top-of-the-range SUVs for decades.
Whether it’s an established luxury SUV marque, such as Land Rover or a new kid on the block like DS Automobiles, you’ll find the same attention to detail with high quality materials, superior driver assistance and outstanding looks.
Here’s our pick of the bunch when it comes to luxury SUVs..
Range Rover Velar
Land Rover is well known for building capable SUVs with its iconic range of 4x4s. Throw in a dash more style and sophistication, and you’ll find the Range Rover Velar. As with all Range Rover models, intelligent torque distribution makes for smooth handling and superb agility, whether you’re nipping to the shops or out and about in the country.
With quilted Windsor leather front seats, complete with memory, massage, heating and cooling functions, this could be, quite possibly, the most comfortable drive you’ll ever find.
Upgrade to a premium exterior pack for even more jaw dropping good looks, including pinstripe finish, door cladding and front fog lights, and you’re good to go.
The E-Pace combines coupé styling with SUV practicality and the undeniably sleek looks of a Jaguar. Despite its size, Jaguar’s smallest SUV doesn’t skimp on comfort or specification and provides a responsive and agile drive using Active Driveline technology with superior traction and stability.
Distinctive headlights lead the way with intelligent Matrix LEDs which turn on, off or dim according to the surroundings.
The wraparound cockpit with leather steering wheel and high-resolution, interactive driver display provides excellent connectivity using Jaguar’s revolutionary InControl system, making you feel right at home. Subtle details such as an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a choice of three different audio systems add to the driving pleasure.
The DS7 Crossback is all about making driving more relaxed and enjoyable - as all good luxury SUVs should. Connected Pilot regulates speed and steering, keeping this largest of the DS SUVs in the middle of its lane.
A collection of exclusive lighting systems, including scrolling indicators, wake-up welcome lights, and town, country and motorway beams set the DS7 Crossback apart from other SUVs.
Leather steering wheel and gear knob as well as chrome or crystal controls and aluminium sports pedals (on all except Elegance trim) help to create the prestige interior you deserve while Apple Carplay and Android Auto work in conjunction with the 8-speaker sound system to provide the soundtrack to more opulent driving.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Sporty looks and excellent handling are the name of the game with the super-stylish Alfa Romeo Stelvio, named after one of the most challenging roads in the world. On-demand All-Wheel Drive maximises grip on all terrains, allowing for the effortless drive you’d expect from a luxury SUV.
To make life easier, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors and a remote powered tailgate are all standard.
Real wood inserts and 6-way adjustable full leather sports seats in a choice of colours remind you that you’re driving a prestige car, while double chrome exhausts, a choice of alloy wheels and metallic paint finishes, give onlookers something to appreciate.
Proving that luxury SUVs can come in compact packages too, the Audi Q2 benefits from the prestige manufacturer’s usual quality build and attention to detail. Features such as power-operated tailgate and rear parking sensors come as standard for a laid-back style.
Get a more active feel with the privacy glass, sports seats and gear shift steering wheel paddles provided by the Sport trim which also includes gloss black interior finish and stainless steel pedals.
On all models, Progressive Steering makes for easy handling, adding stability and precision, even at high speeds. State-of-the-art safety systems, such as Pre sense Front with pedestrian recognition helps to keep you, your passengers and those around you out of harm.
Comfort, style, easy handling and an altogether more enjoyable drive, what’s not to love about a luxury SUV? What’s more, if you choose an SUV from the luxury end of the market, you’re likely to get a good price when it comes to trading it in or selling it on.
The luxury SUV market is constantly growing and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Take a trip to your nearest Swansway Group dealership to peruse our full ranges and pick out the SUV you really deserve.