Audi was one of the first brands to offer four-wheel drive, and yet it was actually something of a latecomer to the SUV sector, only entering it in 2006, with the original Audi Q7.
This second-generation model sticks closely to the template of that first car, meaning it has four-wheel drive to give it some off-road ability, but is geared towards surefooted and comfortable on-road use, rather than traversing muddy fields.
What's more, it delivers a healthy dose of luxury, and it's an extremely practical choice, thanks to a generously proportioned interior with seven seats.
Most buyers choose a diesel, but company car drivers may also be interested in the Q7 E-tron; this combines a V6 engine with a battery pack and electric motor to give greatly reduced CO2 emissions.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale is the V8 powered SQ7, one of the fastest seven-seaters you can buy.