Very popular, SUVs currently represent almost half of new car sales worldwide.
This is nothing new, SUVs are on the rise. For several years now, this silhouette has seduced motorists, so much so that all brands have now launched themselves into the niche. The generalists of course, but also the most luxurious manufacturers, like the Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and other Ferrari Purosangue, which should soon see the light of day. So much so that many motorists even think they are wrongly driving an SUV, according to a recent study. It must be said that raised models are now everywhere, and this is confirmed in the figures. Indeed, according to a study conducted by C-Ways for the Cetelem Observatory, these vehicles represent 45% of registrations worldwide.
According to this vast survey, which covers European countries, the owners of SUV use them mostly in town, as we might have guessed. Nevertheless, they are 57% to drive with in more rural areas. But concretely, what drives motorists to buy this type of vehicle? Well, unsurprisingly, this is mainly a fashion effect, at least for 43% of respondents. While 37% of them stress that SUVs meet their needs in terms of practicality, 34% admit that it is mainly to get noticed. This confirms what we already thought a little…
Of course, owners do not agree with the criticisms made of these vehicles, since only 42% find the criticisms of emissions and dangerousness for pedestrians justified.
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