Barely 10 years ago and there weren’t many SUVs on the UK’s roads but now they account for nearly one in three of all vehicles.
And there are more new models entering the marketplace this year as car manufacturers look to tap into this growing demand.
Now data experts at HPI say that the SUV segment has been the fastest-growing for several years.
One analyst, Mark Ballmer, says that in 30 years of working the car industry, he’s never seen growth like it.
He said: “SUV’s in 2008 barely existed with annual sales of around 161,000 vehicles from a total of 2.1 million. SUV’s accounted for 11.6% of the market.
“In 2017, the SUV sector achieved 817,000 sales in a car market selling 2.5 million cars which is 30.5% market share.
“SUV sales growth is nothing short of staggering in just 10 years and shows no sign
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