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New SUVs For 2015

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In theory, SUVs go against every prevailing market trend - they're big, thirsty and rarely understated. However, the SUV market shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, the opposite applies, with plenty of exciting new SUV models on the way to shake up the sector this year. Even manufacturers who've made a point of staying strictly on the blacktop are focusing their attention on new 4x4s, because they simply can't afford not to have an SUV in their line up.

Volvo XC90

The new XC90 is highly anticipated, with the old model having quietly developed a rabidly loyal following over its rather long lifespan. Volvo is, as expected, concentrating on safety features but has also put no small amount of effort into producing a supremely practical and economical large SUV. This could become a market leader in pretty short order.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover's replacement for its smallest model, the Freelander, has also received a lot of attention. Taking its cue from the super successful Range Rover Evoque, the Discovery Sport is refined and comfortable, while offering a useful seven seats and plenty of genuine off roading ability.

Jaguar F-Pace

Another high profile entry is the first SUV from the British luxury car maker, better known for its sports coupes and luxury saloons. This one is really expected to live up to the 'sports' part of the SUV designation, while demonstrating all of the quality one expects from Jaguar.

Bentley Bentayga

A slightly controversial choice, Bentley's concept versions have not been well received. However, the company has promised a number of changes to make the production version more palatable. Nonetheless, purists will insist that an SUV goes against the brand's traditional values - but the same was said of Porsche at one time, and look how that turned out...


As yet unnamed, Seat recently announced it will be venturing into 4x4 territory. The Spanish brand has already dipped a toe into SUV waters with the Leon X-perience, a beefed up version of the Leon estate, but this one will be a genuinely modern compact SUV, expected to resemble the firm's IBX concept vehicle.

Ford Edge

Ford has plenty of experience with smaller SUVs and has now decided Europe is ready for the larger model already sold in the USA, the Edge. It's chunky and well equipped, and now could be a good time to go down this road after the ill fated Explorer experiment.

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