THE NEWEST SUV MODELS, WHICH WERE INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW, ARE WAITING IN LINE TO ENTER THE TURKISH MARKET ONWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR. AMONG THESE MODELS THE COMPLETELY RENEWED DACIA DUSTER, HYUNDAI KONA, CITROEN C3 AIRCROSS, AND THE LUXURIOUS CAYENNE WILL GATHER MUCH ATTENTION.
Turkish consumers also prefer to use SUV models as the Europeans do. The models, which obtains higher and higher sales volume every passing day meet with more customers thanks to their compositions higher from the ground, wide interior volume and rich equipment. In the market, where there is a wide range of prices and equipment and engine options, it is possible to find as many models with suitable prices as luxurious models. A large number of SUV models, which were first showcased at the recently organized Frankfurt Motor Show are getting ready to be sold in the Turkish market onwards the end of this year.
LEADER OF THE MODESTLY PRICED CLASS
The Dacia Duster, which is the leading one among the most preferred models with its suitable price/benefit ratio, is one of the completely renewed models. The model, which is a class leader in Turkey, did not avoid radical changes while being renewed. The changes made on the front such as the added LEDs and the redesigned headlights are noticeable at first sight. In addition, just like the exterior of the Duster, the interior has been renewed. In the vehicle, of which the material and plastic quality has been upgraded, a largely scaled information screen will take place. One of the new Duster’s biggest features is its 7-seater version that will soon be up for sale. The 4.70 meter 7-seater version, which is the biggest Duster yet, will be on the roads starting in 2018. The trunk volume, which is 500lt in the 5 seat version, will reach an impressive volume of 650 liters in its big version.
THE SMALL KONA COMES ASSERTIVE
Hyundai, which aims to be the Asian automobile producer with the highest sales in Europe in 2021, is progressing steadily towards this assertive goal. The brand, which has a wide range of SUV models, is planning now to add the compact Kona besides the big Santa Fe and middle sized Tucson models. The model, which shares the same platform with the Hyundai i20, will fill an important gap in this area of the brand. It is planned for the Kona to have a 1.0 lt gasoline engine option besides its 90 and 120 horse power 1.4 lt turbo diesel engines. The standard versions of the Kona, which will be produced with front wheel traction, is expected to also have 4×4 traction systems as well. The Hyundai Kona is 4.165 mm long, 1.800 mm wide and 1.565 mm tall (including its roof rail). The vehicle, which supports its muscular looks with 18 inch rims, will have 2 roof and 10 exterior color options.
FRENCH STYLE COOL SUV
Citroën that wants to be more of an arbiter in the SUV market, which is a segment that has increased its sales rate by 5 times over the years between 2012 and 2016, developed the new C3 Aircross inspired by SUV users. The new Citroën C3 Aircross is a 4.15 m long compact SUV, which grabs attention with its strong, original and lively stance. The C3 Aircross, which has four different ceiling color options, has a total of 90 different color combinations as its cabin options have 5. Thanks to its compact structure, the vehicle is prompt in the city, and ready for adventure with its grip control and Hill Assist Descent. C3 Aircross has economic and efficient gas and diesel engine options. The advanced technology and adventure loving nature of the new C3 Aircross makes emphasis on its environmental features with its economical and efficient last generation engine options.
PORSCHE’S ATHLETE HAS BEEN RENEWED
The third generation of the Cayenne, which is one of the sports models of Porsche, is getting ready to take the roads. The improved chassis, new engines and new driver assist systems of the Porsche Cayenne will gather attention. The new Cayenne will be offered for sale in Turkey starting from December. Powerful engines are going to be working in the vehicle which will have two versions. The Cayenne that has 6-cylinder, 3 liter turbo engines produces 340 horse power and has a torque of 450 Nm. Therefore, the Cayenne’s standard version offers a more high level driving performance. The top speed of this version which can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds (5.9 with the Sport Chrono packet) is 245 km/h. The second Cayenne model that will be put onto the market is the Cayenne S. This model has a 2.9 liter turbo V6 engine. This newly developed engine has 440 HP and is 20 HP stronger than its previous generation. Thanks to this, the Cayenne S can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds (4.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Packet). Its top speed is 265 km/h.