Jaguar Land Rover recently released two new SUVs that have starting prices above R2 million.
The Sport, being the most powerful Range Rover ever made, has a starting price of R2,831,000.
The Defender V8 does not have a South African price yet, but has a converted starting price of just over R2,000,000 in the United Kingdom.
Here’s what they will be competing against in terms of price in the local market.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 Race Edition
Named after one of the best driving roads in the world, the Stelvio lives up to its title by being the ultimate sports utility vehicle from Alfa Romeo.
Between the front wheels sits a 2.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 motor that generates 375kW of power and 600Nm of torque – taking the SUV to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The interior exudes the dynamic nature of the vehicle with carbon and Alcantara inserts, and the speedometer tops out at 330km/h.
The price: R1,829,485.
BMW X6 M50i
The M department from BMW loves pumping out impressive SUVs with large engines and premium cabins – and the X6 M50i is no different.
Once inside the X6, you will be sitting on embroidered leather seats, touching carbon panels, and looking at high-definition screens that give the impression of a luxury sedan.
Adding to the impressive spec list is a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 motor that produces 390kW and 750Nm – and allows the X6 to reach 100km/h in 4.3 seconds.
The M50i slots in as the second-most-premium model in the X6 line-up – second only to the X6M – and will cost you R1,931,300.
Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Hailing from the same parent company as the SUVs it’s taking on today is the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
It is one of the last internal-combustion SUVs from this brand, as Jaguar plans to end internal combustion production by 2025.
The impressive 5.0-litre, supercharged V8 motor is the biggest on this list – and churns out 405kW and 700Nm of torque.
The interior is equally astounding, as it is decorated with large displays and premium materials.
The price: R1,860,540.
Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4Matic+
The GLC63 S is, in dimensions alone, the smallest SUV on this list.
It’s engine, however, is nowhere near small – as it pumps out 375kW and 700Nm from a 4.0-litre, bi-turbo V8 block.
This allows the SUV to reach 100km/h in 3.8 seconds – only 0.2 seconds slower than a Lamborghini Urus.
The interior is pristine, as expected from Mercedes, and it has recently been updated.
The GLC63 S is the range-topping model, and costs R1,938,480.
Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe
No list of high-end SUVs will be complete without Porsche.
At this price level, the Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe fits squarely in the middle of the company’s model line-up – and is the slowest SUV to 100km/h in this article.
By “slow” I mean 4.5 seconds.
This is achieved through the fitment of a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 338kW and 620Nm of torque.
The ride is made comfortable thanks high-quality leather seats and a premium interior, while class-leading connectivity and safety features assure that you get your money’s worth.
The price: R1,839,000.