If you thought SUVs are a rage only in India, you should know that the global automotive industry is betting big on SUVs. And not only the large ones but also the small crossover ones that give you a better view of your daily commutes. So amongst the scores of cars that were showcased at Geneva, we handpick the top five.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
Bentley’s only SUV, the Bentayga, has taken a greener route with the plug-in hybrid version of the luxury SUV debuting at Geneva. It is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 mill and coupled with electric motors, the total output of which has not been declared yet. As for the cabin, nothing changes and the Bentayga hybrid is as luxurious as all its other trims.
Range Rover SV Coupe
The Range Rover is the ultimate expression of power and luxury when it comes to SUVs and now the Indian-owned British car maker has added style to the equation. The Range Rover SV Coupe is a two-door Rangie built by the special vehicle operations unit, only 999 units of which are going to be built. And because it is so special, from the outside as well as the inside, it costs about Rs 2 crores in the European market.
The 2019 BMW X4 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and as the model year says, will be launched next year globally. It shares its underpinnings as well as most of the interior with the BMW X3 which is sold in India as well. The new X4 is bigger, gets interior upgrades and new powertrains too and sits below the BMW X6 in the global line-up.
This is the newest and the smallest SUV in Lexus’ line-up, the Lexus UX. Sitting below the NX, the compact crossover will rival the BMW X2 and will get a set of petrol and hybrid powertrains as well as an optional all-wheel drive. The interior design appears to have evolved over the current generation Lexus cars while the exterior continues with the radical styling.
Geneva saw the debut of the fifth-gen Honda CR-V and it is a hybrid. With the 2.0-litre petrol engine and the electric motor combination it roughly generates close to 200bhp of power. It was shown with both the five-seat and seven-seat options, like it was shown at the Auto Expo in India last month.