SUVs represented the largest segment by sales growth in Europe last year. One car in 4 marketed in 2016 was a SUV, so it stands to reason that manufacturers are launching more and more attractive models, but also bring facelifts for current models.
Therefore, the Geneva Motor Show was a great opportunity for carmakers to showcase their new ranges of models in this segment.
1. Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Premiered at the Auto Show in Los Angeles at the end of last year. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sporty SUV that competes with models like the Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC AMG or Audi SQ5 and borrows Giulia’s interior.
2. DS7 Crossback
The premium brand belonging to PSA Peugeot-Citroen Group lifted the veil on the new DS 7 Crossback. The SUV will be struggling with the BMW X3, Volvo XC60 or Audi Q5. It offers a high-class interior and the specific brand design we all know and love.
3. Mazda CX-5
Initially launched in Los Angeles, the second generation CX-5 proposes structural changes, design and higher quality interior.
4. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi unveiled at Geneva the new Eclipse Cross, a crossover for the compact segment, which will duel with Nissan’s Qashqai. To the surprise of many, the new Eclipse Cross will not force the current ASX off the market.
5. Nissan Qashqai facelift
Nissan Qashqai facelift receives its first version autonomic ProPilot which can be used on highways, but also several new exterior design and improvements in the materials used for the interior.
6. Opel Crossland X
Opel reestablishes its offer of crossovers with the new Crossland X, which must fight directly with Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and the other small SUVs. Crossland X arrives in the small SUV segment to replace the Meriva, a B segment MPV which lost popularity in recent years.
7. Range Rover Velar
Range Rover Velar is a premium SUV more expensive than even Porsche Macan. What are its advantages? A unique interior and an exterior design inspired by the brand’s success lines.
8. Renault Captur facelift
The best-selling B-segment crossover in Europe receives a discreet facelift aimed at minor design changes to the grille and bumpers, as well as optional panorama roof and full-LED headlamps.
9. Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
The new, Tiguan Allspace is the missing link in Volkswagen’s range and can fit between the regular Tiguan and Touareg. Compared to the Tiguan, the Allspace version increase in length by 21.5 centimeters.
10. Volvo XC60
The compact Volvo XC60 SUV receives a well-deserved change in an excellent time for its career. It is the best-selling premium compact SUV in Europe, surpassing rivals like BMW X3, Mercedes GLC or Audi Q5 in terms of sales volume.