The year is almost over and what better way to get through the holidays than making a list of things we’d love to be able to get in 2018. In this case, our luxury sport SUV wish list!
Sure, the SUVs on this list will never make it off-road, but lets be honest, 98% of all SUVs sold will never make it beyond a nicely paved driveway. Well, maybe a gravel path.
The whole point of these trusty workhorses, that have replaced stationwagons, is plenty of interior space, enough horsepower and torque to get you anywhere with anything, and a seating position you can see everything around you from.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport
Alfa Romeo has been bringing out some great cars in recent years and the brand known for its sporty cars is about to re-enter the F1 arena as well. The Stelvio, or as we like to call it, the Giulia SUV, is definitely on our sport SUB list. It looks great and there’s really no need to get the QV version. Lets leave that for the Giulia and go incredibly fast in that.
Our pick is the 2.0 4-cyl Turbo AWD Ti Sport with 280hp and 360lb-ft torque in Rosso Competizione.
Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic
We couldn’t leave Mercedes-AMG out of this list. Instead of the GLC63 we’ve chosen the GLC43 for the simple reason that the 4.0V8 Biturbo engine is wasted on a SUV. That engine begs to be driven fast through corners and that’s just not what a SUV does well.
That said, we still want power and the GLC43 delivers on that with a 3.0V6 twin turbo engine that produces 362hp and 384lb-ft torque. It especially looks good in Selenite Grey Metallic.
Jaguar’s first ever luxury sport SUV is a big hit for the company and it looks sexy as hell. As is typical with luxury British cars the list of specs, options and accessories is a mile long, so you can make your car exactly the way you want it.
Our pick is the 30t Portfolio with its 2.0 4-cyl Turbo engine that produces 296hp and 295lb-ft torque. It looks stunning in British Racing Green and 22-inch wheels. Oh, and get the Sienna Tan Windsor leather interior to finish it off.
We were already a big fan of the XC90, and with the arrival of the XC60 Volvo has created a contender for our affection. Where the XC90 is more family hauler, the XC60 looks and feels like a great sport SUV for a long weekend away to the country. With some great winding roads of course.
We’d go straight to the R-Design T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid version which produces 407hp and 472lb-ft of torque from its 2.0 4-cyl engine & electric motor. It looks stunning in Crystal White Pearl or Electric Silver Metallic.
Interested in buying any of these sport SUVs? Check them out here: