Each month, Turbine selects a number of four-wheelers for our readers, to help them reimagine their choice of an ideal garage. For this month, we present an SUV-oriented list for the seekers of utility.
Words: Tahnic Murshed
One of the most popular choices in Bangladesh for the compact SUV market, the CH-R’s outgoing looks has made it a top contender for many. It has however, been accused of preferring form over function because it doesn’t come without compromises.
1.2 litre I4 (turbo)/ 1.8 litre I4 (hybrid) – 114hp/201hp
Tried and tested on our streets, the CR-V has proven itself to be the quintessential compact SUV; practical, roomy, efficient and reliable, with plenty of modern amenities. It’s difficult to go wrong with the CR-V when it does everything right.
1.4 litre I4 (turbo)/ 2.0 litre I4 (hybrid) – 190hp/212hp
With a bang for buck motto in mind, MG entered the Bangladeshi market to compete and hold their grounds. The HS is the latest and greatest mid-sized SUV from the manufacturer, and it does its job well. Its simplistic outlook with a hearty and comfortable interior makes it a worthy contender, even up against the likes of the Nissan X-Trail.
1.4 litre I4 – Petrol – 160hp
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid:
One does not simply talk about the sports SUV segment without mentioning the Porsche Cayenne: a purebred driver focused SUV. The very progenitor of the segment, it never fails to amaze with its sports car induced DNA, while simultaneously keeping you in comfort, going around a corner with proficiency.
3.0 litre V6 (turbocharged) – Hybrid – 455hp
Audi RS Q8:
The RS-ouped up version of the Q8 is as fantabulous as it gets. Sharing the same chassis as the Lamborghini Urus, the RS Q8 is perhaps just that, bar the bull gazing into the world. And it’s not just powerful, but very potent around a corner, and the numbers don’t lie because as of now, it is the fastest SUV to go around the Nürburgring.
4.0 litre V8 (turbo) – Petrol – 591hp
Luxury meets muscle to shape the Range Rover Sport, boosted upto eleven with a supercharged V8 from Range Rover’s Special Vehicle Racing. It downscales the opulence of a first class flight to but the size of an SUV, and you’ll be wafting along like a monarch inside one.
5.0 litre V8 (supercharged) – Petrol – 575hp
Going head to head against the all-beloved Prado isn’t an undaunting task, yet the H9 does it straight on. At almost half the price of the Prado, the H9 is a bargain that is difficult to complain with. Not to say the Prado’s reign is over, but the H9 respectfully presents itself as a contender.
2.0 litre I4 (turbo) – Petrol – 214hp
You know when Bentley heads into the luxury SUV movement, they’re going to do it right. Oozing luxury throughout, the Bentayga hits just the sweet spot. The 3.0L V6 Hybrid variant also makes it easier for them to enter our borders due to our strict tax structures.
3.0 litre V6 (turbocharged) – Hybrid – 443hp
Go old school with the 4Runner and its body-on-frame, making it the most rugged and offroad-capable SUV in its segment. On the flip side of the coin though, it presents on-road repellent characteristics and has no empathy for anything other than adventures.
4.0 litre V6 – Petrol – 270hp