Purchase A Luxury SUV in Australia and Choose From a Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid Or An Electric Model That Makes Journeys Effortless!
Luxury SUV’s are in increasing demand by car buyers, especially serious petrol heads that want to snap up a deal that may leave them with a valuable asset in years to come. The leading petrol SUV’s of today will eventually stop being made as we go all electric. This means you could end up with one of the last classics of the combustion age.
Luxury Hybrids, apart from the endless gadgets that they come, increasingly have better safety features.. The best also offer a cosseting ride, punchy performance and the sort of refinement that makes long journeys effortless. In addition they are much kinder to the environment and as electric cars continue to improve, a hybrid still has a smaller carbon footprint.
Electric SUV’s are perfect if you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle. The cost ratio of not having to fill up with petrol on long journeys is considerable over the life time of the SUV. Though replacing the batteries can be expensive, most SUV’s produced today can go over 600 Km without the need to be recharged and can reach speeds of 200Km Per Hour or more.
Diesel and Hybrid SUV
Base price: $220,000
Land Rover has already announced a new Range Rover, which will be available soon. Diesel and hybrid power trains will be phased out, but a 395-HP turbocharged inline-six and a 523-HP twin-turbo V-8 will remain. The modern Range Rover has a reputation for off-road capabilities, high levels of luxury, and a bewildering array of choices. Customers may choose from two wheelbase lengths and up to six engine options, including a supercharged V-8, a plug-in hybrid power train, and even a diesel.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic, the sportiest of the bunch, starts at $220,000, but you can spend double that on the short-wheelbase SVAutobiography Dynamic. With its hot-stone massage seats, mohair floor mats, and onboard refrigerator, Land Rover’s long-wheelbase SVAutobiography is the epitome of luxury. At least until 2022, when the new one is ready.
All Electric SUV
Base Price: $147,990
Tesla currently offers three vehicles in Australia – the Model S, the Model 3 and the Model X. These are all available at separate price points and, fun fact, spell out S3X. The Tesla Model S is the sports car of the Tesla range, capable of reaching 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds with a max expected range of 652 kilometres. The Tesla Model S costs $147,990 in Australia before additional costs.
The Tesla Model S Plaid edition costs $186,990 (this comes with higher specs, including zero to 100km/h in 2.1 seconds, but a lower range of 632 kilometres). If you’ve got the money to burn and want an electric SUV with high performance, the Tesla Model S is your answer.
Base Price: $250,000
The G400d is the more sensible choice for those that would perhaps want to do long distance driving and appreciate the incredible torque, reliability and durability of the Mercedes-Benz diesel engine. Unlike its more in your face city-dwelling G63 brother, the G400d should appeal to those who’d consider taking their very expensive G Wagon off-road and frequent rough and unsurfaced roads.
Optioned in black, with super dark tinted windows and a red leather interior, there are not many more iconic vehicles to step out of. No matter how you look at it, since its inception in the 70s, there is an undeniable level of excellence and allure about this Austrian-made, German-owned and Iranian-inspired vehicle that nearly 40 years on, remains the envy of all SUV manufacturers. This is sure to be a future asset in the right hands.
Base Price: $73,000
For a more affordable Luxury SUV you may want to select a Hybrid Model. The Lexus RX was one of the first luxury SUVs, and it has endured the test of time for multiple generations as a vehicle that meets the needs of many consumers in terms of size, price, and purpose.
Finally, the Lexus RX gives buyers a lot of options: five or seven seats, three distinct power-trains (turbo, V6, and hybrid), and a variety of trim levels to fit each buyer’s individual preferences and demands. The current Lexus RX line-up starts with the RX RX300 Luxury, which starts at $73,013 and goes up to the RX RX450HL Sport Luxury Hybrid, which costs $112,460.