Everyone wants an SUV these days. And every manufacturer is thus keen to fill its model range with as many SUVs as possible. Think the market today is overflowing with them? Wait until you see what’s coming – you may want to check this list out before signing up for a new car… BMW X2 (early 2018) BMW has transformed the X1 with the latest generation, and now a more sporty-looking variation is set to be launched: the X2. We’ll probably see it later this year ahead of sales beginning in early 2018. Citroen C3 Aircross (early 2018) The Citroen C3 Aircross shows the way the market is going: it’s a stylish crossover SUV that replaces the dowdy C3 Picasso MPV. Prices will start from around £16,000 and it’ll offer loads of customisation and a decent array of tech. Hyundai Kona (October 2017) Hyundai’s first small SUV is a really stylish looking machine – the most striking in the firm’s range. It’s going head-to-head with the Renault Captur: that Kona prices should start from around £15,000 will give it an immediate head-start. Jaguar E-Pace (Late 2017) Jaguar’s first-ever SUV, the F-Pace, has been such a hit, it’s decided to launch a second one. The E-Pace is a similar size to the Range Rover Evoque, with a sporty drive to match the sporty looks. It will cost from £28,500 and is a near-certain hit. Jeep Compass (early 2018) The Jeep Compass is back, hoping to take on mid-size SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. It’s a sign of the times that the petrol engine choice will be 50 percent larger than diesel. Kia Stonic (October 2017) The distinctively-named Stonic is Kia’s first true small SUV, and a sister car to the flashy Hyundai Kona. Again, it’s eyeing up the Renault Captur and, like the Hyundai, will cost from around £15,000. MG XS (early 2018) Even MG is to become a brand with more than one SUV. Following up the GS in early 2018 is the Nissan Juke-rivalling XS, which wears styling distinctive enough to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Expect good value prices as well. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (early 2018) Mitsubishi was once the master of the SUV. Now it’s eyeing up the Nissan Qashqai sector with the new Eclipse Cross. Styling is angular and futuristic, it gets high-tech new engines and, in short, has a lot of promise. Nissan Qashqai (December 2017) The Nissan Qashqai is the car that started off the current crossover SUV craze. It’s topped its class for ages, but the competition has recently hotted up. Nissan’s answer? A heavily facelifted model, one so clever, it even has semi-autonomous drive tech. Seat Arona (December 2017) Seat is following up its game-changing Ateca SUV with the smaller Arona, a rival to the Nissan Juke. It will cost from £15,000 and will be well-equipped with modern infotainment tech to draw in a younger audience. Skoda Karoq (winter 2017) The Skoda Yeti has won many fans here in the UK, but its quirky looks are no more: its replacement, the Karoq, is a more sophisticated-looking junior sibling to the popular Kodiaq. It arrives just in time for the winter. Vauxhall Crossland X (December 2017) Vauxhall already has a small SUV, the Mokka X. But such is the craze for SUVs, it’s launching another similarly-sized one, the Crossland X. This one is more road-biased, says Vauxhall, and won’t only rival the Peugeot 2008, it is actually based upon it. Volkswagen T-Roc (December 2017) Volkswagen wants a slice of the Nissan Juke’s success. Finally, it’s here with a small SUV challenger, the T-Roc, which is immediately interesting because it shares mechanicals with the latest Volkswagen Golf. Prices will start from around £20,000. Volvo XC40 (winter 2017) Volvo can do no wrong with its XC90 and XC60 SUVs. The next model in its SUV portfolio is the XC40 small SUV, which will rival the Audi Q3. Expect muscular, distinctive styling and a full range of petrol, diesel and hybrid engines.
Source : www.inews.co.uk