The future is bright for the European automobile market as a new breed of high end SUVs is set to make its way to the continent. These new models will feature more powerful, luxurious, and expensive crossovers. These SUVs will come from luxury European brand cars that are venturing into paths they have never taken before. This article will talk about these new breeds of SUVs.
Bentley is first on the list of luxury automakers that will make a jump to the crossover game. It took a less than stellar reception of the EXP 9 F concept during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show that sent Bentley back to the drawing board. In typical Bentley style, the Bentayga packs a lot of power in its engine with a 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 engine. Delivering 600 horsepower, the Bentayga is set to become the fastest and most powerful SUV in the market for now as it faces tough competition from within and without the Volkswagen Group.
Robert Janitzek reveals that Land Rover, Jaguar’s sister brand, has been in the SUV market for a long already. But that is all set to change as Jaguar is joining the SUV bandwagon with the launch of the F-Pace. Jaguar takes a radically different approach with the F-Pace. Designed to become the jacked up version of the F-Type, the F-Pace will be offered with a supercharged V6 engine and sells for about $40K.
Rolls Royce Cullinan
Following the footsteps of its sister brand Bentley, Rolls Royce is set to unveil its very first crossover in the Cullinan. For its new SUV, Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that Rolls Royce will introduce a new aluminum architecture and all-wheel drive system. This new platform served as the base from which parent company BMW launched the X7.
It is worth noting that the Urus is not Lamborghini’s first SUV. It was the LM002 of the late 80s with the Countach engine and Hummer styling, The Urus will, however, be the company’s first turbocharged model because of its planned twin-turbo V8. With the Urus, Lamborghini’s production is expected to expand by about 3,000 units a year. The concept was first unveiled in 2012, and the production car is slated to be launched this year.
Maserati has been known for making four door sedans for decades. Now the European brand car maker is preparing to debut its first crossover. Maserati first showcase the Kubang concept in 2003 and again in 2011 but now it is ready to jump in to the bandwagon. The Levante is set to propel Maserati into more serious competition with rivals Germany and the UK.