First introduced in the form of the Jeep Cherokee, the UK market got it’s first SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) in the 1980’s. However, it wasn’t until the 1990’s that this type of vehicle started to gain popularity, where it became a favourite across America and Asia.
According to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), by February 2022 5 out of the top 10 new car registrations were an SUV:
- Kia Sportage
- Ford Puma
- Vauxhall Mokka
- Hyundai Tucson
- Volvo XC40
Although the SUV was initially designed with off-road driving in mind, many of today’s examples are primarily built for road driving, with the ability to manoeuvre a limited amount of all-terrain. Comfort, design, and style are now the focus of today’s SUV’s, many being 2wd.
Those with busy lifestyles or families with children make good use of the SUV. The higher seating position makes drivers feel safer, and easier install a child’s car seat. Larger cargo areas add practicality and versatility, while the bigger towing capacity benefits those wanting to go on camping and caravan trips.
As SUV’s are generally heavier, they will grip and handle better in snow or mud.
Pros of driving an SUV
- Higher Driving Position
- Towing Capacity
- Winter Driving
The SUV has gained so much popularity in recent years, there are now several categories available:
- Compact Crossover
SUV’s make up almost 45% of the European new car market, and is one of the most popular lease cars in the UK. If you are looking to lease an SUV, small or medium sized car or commercial vehicle, Just Vehicle Solutions can help. We have a wide range of class leading vehicles, with many in stock ready to go within 48 hours. Click here to view of full range of lease vehicles. You can apply online in just 2 minutes, and we will process it the same day.