a hugely popular car type, the SUV dominates the road due to its large size both outside and in
Nissan introduced the crossover 10 years ago with the release of the Qashqai, and since then the market for them has exploded. The idea of a two wheel drive off-roader has really hit home with car buyers looking for a more robust family car.
Although there are plenty of crossovers to choose from, they all follow that same basic principle, established by the aforementioned Qashqai in the very beginning: you get SUV looks crossed with much more reasonable running costs. It's a formula that has worked well in the last ten years, meaning that everyone from Nissan to Mercedes offers at least one model.
Whatever your budget, you'll find a crossover to suit. From the entry level Dacia Duster through to the Mercedes GLA, there are all sorts of choices and styles out there. Choose the one that suits your needs – and your pocket – the most. You’ll need to think about what you need your crossover for, whether it be a family car or long-distance driving, then you can work out which one fits best.
Car manufacturers have always been keen to carve out their own model niche, which Nissan did to great effect right from the beginning with this segment class. Segmentation creates more choice for the customer, while at the same time also broadening the options available for everyone. So the more choice that's out there, the better it is for you.
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The one that kick-started Europe’s crossover obsession.
The mini-SUV with a distinctive personality that helps it stand out on the road.
The Ford Focus derived sporty SUV crossover has been very successful.
The Kia Sportage offers lots of options for a crossover on a budget.
The Vauxhall Mokka is the marque’s first proper entry into the mini-SUV market.