When it comes to picking a family car, Australians have long adored the iconic station wagon for its cargo space and versatility, but recently that adoration has evolved to a more modern and versatile platform, the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Praised for their elevated and commanding driving position, uncompromised visibility from within the cabin and versatility in the form of foldable seats to maximise cargo space—SUVs have become one of Australia’s most popular new car choices. If the annual sales reports are anything to go by, over 45% of new cars purchased in Australia in 2019 were SUVs and towards the pointy end of the car yard with sticker prices similar to a house deposit—21% of buyers in 2019 with up to $70,000 to spend opted for a large SUV, with the MU-X commanding a solid 8% of that share.
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