A glance at any shopping centre car park or school pick-up area reveals just how popular SUVs have become. The sedan was once the go-to family car, but nowadays the SUV has mostly captured that traditional sedan market.
“Perfectly suited to long-distance travelling or city commuting and offering varying degrees of size, luxury and off-road ability, the high-riding and versatile SUV is favoured for its ability to comfortably transport the family and cater to their many leisure requirements,” says AutoTrader CEO George Mienie.
In contrast to costlier premium SUVs like the Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63, Mercedes-AMG GLE GLE63 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR that are the most searched SUV variants, enquiries to SUV sellers are generally for somewhat more affordable models, according to AutoTrader data for the period January 1 to May 31 2022.
Toyota badged models claim five of the 10 most enquiries to a seller, with the BMW X3 XDrive20d the only non-Toyota in the top five.