Well it seems the vehicle that everyone wants, and wants to be seen in, according to most auto manufacturers is the SUV crossover type vehicle.
Your Mr & Mrs Average don’t want the big full blown 4×4 but are keen to have the active outdoor looking vehicle with the ride height, extra space, but not too departed from the conventional saloon that we all appear now to be bored with.
The latest rumours are that Lotus are now following suit with their own crossover SUV for a 2019 release, walking down the “unsurfaced” path behind the likes of Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and just about everyone else that produces a product for the domestic automotive market.
Who in their right mind would have associated those iconic brand names with dirt tracks, as recently as two years ago. You would have been turfed out from the car club meeting if you had put these facts forward with comments of idiot!, fool!, or “too much pop!” But here we are, at the crossroads … and it is happening.
See our previous 2015 polls on the best SUV, and the manufacturers SUV crossover battle we foretold.