Coming soon: large and luxury SUVs

Don't buy a new car until you've read this – our ultimate guide to the new models coming in the second half of 2020 and beyond...

Facelifted Audi Q5 prototype

Large and luxury SUVs

Audi Q5

On sale September

While the disguised prototypes of the facelifted Audi Q5 don't give away much, it's safe to assume that it will get a similar front-end treatment to the recently revised Q7. The current car's rotary dial-based infotainment system will be replaced with a touchscreen, too.


BMW X8 rendering

On sale 2021

Based on the X7, but with a sleeker roofline and five rather than seven seats, this gargantuan car will be BMW's highest price SUV. Not only will it rival the Audi Q8 but, in fully loaded guise, low-end versions of the Bentley Bentaga, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion rendering

On sale Early 2021

In response to dying demand for large MPVs, Ford is planning to replace its S-Max and Galaxy models with a single estate-style SUV, rumoured to be named the Fusion. It uses the Focus mechanicals and is expected to be priced from around £27,000.

Jaguar F-Pace

Facelifted Jaguar F-Pace prototype

On sale Autumn

Perceived quality and technology upgrades will be the main focus of the F-Pace’s 2020 redesign, plus the car will get mild hybrid engine technology and slimmer head and taillights.

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento front

On sale Autumn

The Kia Sorento has long been one of the biggest SUVs out there, and the new version is fractionally longer again. However, that should make it even more spacious; the outgoing car lets seven adults sit comfortably. For the first time, hybrid power will be an option.

Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante V6 S

On sale September

Maserati's first ever SUV hasn't been the hit the brand was hoping for, but this refresh will bring hybrid power, additional luxury and safety kit, and updated looks inside and out.

Suzuki RAV4

Suzuki Across front

On sale Late 2020

As a result of a new partnership, Toyota is due to start making Suzuki versions of its RAV4 large SUV and Corolla Touring Sports estate this year in Derbyshire. Both are hybrids (the RAV4 with a 2.5-litre petrol engine, the Corolla with a 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre engine) that we rate highly. Expect to save a little cash with the Suzuki versions in exchange for some standard kit. 

Toyota RAV4 PHEV

Toyota RAV4 PHEV front studio

On sale Autumn

Toyota is an expert when it comes to conventional hybrids, but it now sees the need to offer more plug-in hybrids too. The new plug-in RAV4 large SUV uses the same 2.5-litre petrol engine as its sibling but gets a larger battery, 302bhp and standard four-wheel drive. For £6000 more than the regular RAV4, you’ll get sub-30g/km CO2 emissions and 37 miles of electric range.

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