Super-SUVs appear to have it all: interiors that rival the very best luxury cars; performance that competes with the best super-saloons; that all important high-riding driving position.
This most extravagant breed of SUV, which barely existed a decade ago, also carries a price of entry that ensures they are among the most exclusive cars on our roads.
We think the 10 cars below are either the best of their kind or are set to shake up the segment once they arrive.
The Aston Martin DBX has arguably been one of the British brand's most significant new arrivals. So much of the marque’s future success rests on its shoulders, and so far this newest addition to the ever-expanding super-SUV class has done nothing but impress. And the Aston's appeal has only been enhanced by the addition of the 707, which as the name suggests packs a mighty 707 metric horsepower (that's 697bhp in old money).
Crucially, it drives like an Aston should - albeit one that weighs 2.3 tonnes and stands 1.68m tall. Its AMG-sourced 4.0-litre V8 provides thundering performance and an appealingly devilish soundtrack, while its capability as a long-distance tourer is fairly outstanding. It can go off road, too.
Yet it's on the road that the Aston really struts its stuff, handling with a poise, precision and fluidity that's barely credible for a car this tall and weighty. There's genuine driver engagement and even a dollop of adjustability on offer, and before long you'll be hustling it with almost as much abandon as a hot hatch. Dare we say it, but this could be the best car the firm makes.
The Bentayga is the first true ‘luxury’ SUV worthy of comparison with the market’s most luxurious limousines. It adds greater capability and usability to Bentley’s range than the firm has hitherto provided, only falling short of the ride isolation offered by those more traditional luxury models.