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The best SUVs you can buy in Bangladesh

The big, burly full-size: Toyota Land Cruiser V8

It’s one of the longest running badges in Toyota’s stable and one of the first pioneers in the segment. Currently, the top-dog LC features a gargantuan V8, top of the line camera and safety tech, as well as immense off-road potential that all Land Cruisers are expected to come with. It’s one of the most comfortable ways to move around, and Navana Ltd. will bring units on order.

The comfortable crossover: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Scoff at the badge all you want, but the truth is, the Eclipse Cross is one of the best value-for-money crossovers you can buy and it’s a brilliant machine to drive, ride and look at. It’s also comfortable and well equipped (although only 2 wheel drive)—rare praise in a segment that’s filled with harsh riding, cramped and basic offerings. If anything can save the beleaguered Mitsubishi brand from its global hardship, this would be it. Contact Rangs Ltd. for pricing.

The budget German: Audi Q2

Isn’t it nice when a nice coincidence leads to a happy outcome for everyone involved? We’re sure Audi didn’t develop a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbo motor just for displacement taxed backwater holes like Bangladesh, but the German brand is definitely winning some fans in these parts with their Q2 and A3. Small displacement, but enough power and equipment for your first German buy. Progress Motors Imports Ltd. might just have a hit on their hands.   

The long-lived prince: BMW X5

The X5 changed the game in the late 90s with the X5. The idea of the Sport Utility Vehicle had a long journey from the first Range Rover, to the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Toyota Land Cruiser, but it was the first generation BMW X5 that truly cemented the popularity, usefulness and the general blueprint of a well-rounded SUV. The latest generation, available through Executive Motors Ltd., is just a continuation of that with a lot more tech and a lot more features.

The best looking, inside and out: Peugeot 5008 GT Line

Peugeot is as left-field a choice you can make in Bangladesh, but if you’re a design geek and want to stand out from the crowd, the 5008 GT Line is perhaps the best way to do it. The interior is mind blowing—every single surface is absolutely premium quality, using innovative materials that look as good as they are to touch. It’ll seat seven with an abundance of leg room, and it looks like nothing else on the road outside. There’s no easier way to stand out. AG Motors will fill you in on the rest.

The sporty crossover: Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The GLC and its entire segment of sporty crossovers might be a gimmick at product diversification, but that doesn’t stop the GLC Coupe from being a properly engaging drive and a fine car. In our test drive we flung it over rough terrain, darted in and out of traffic and gunned it down long smooth straights—the Benz showed fantastic ability and turned heads everywhere. Tad bit expensive, but we’re sure Rancon Motors can justify it with a huge range of optional features.

The best all-rounder: Honda CRV

A 1.5 litre turbo four, a comfortable interior, sleek looks  plus massive room for legs and luggage—the Honda CRV keeps building on each successful generation by providing more reasons for you to fork over the cash for one. We know someone who had the previous gen CRV, bought the new CRV, and is probably going to buy the next one. If that’s not a testament to quality and solid engineering, we don’t know what is. Head on over to DHS Motors.  

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