Updated April 9, 2021
Over the past two or three decades, the sport utility vehicle segment has become the predominant figure in the automotive world. Catering to needs of the archetypal modern family – and in many respects, society as a whole - the SUV is now a cornerstone of routine daily life and a reflection of the current economic climate.
While SUVs will always boast utilitarianism as being their greatest feature, they’ve also come a long way from being tied to the “soccer mom” label (often mockingly). As both SUVs and their customer base have evolved, a palette for high performance variants has also developed.
This has prompted the world’s most renown luxury and performance brands to pivot their attention here and address the demands for a faster, better and sexier sport utility vehicle. Every major automaker in the world recognizes that success in this market has never been more lucrative to their bottom lines; even the most niche and exotic marques such as Lamborghini and Ferrari, are also looking to stake their claim.
Lately, it would be no exaggeration to say that SUV sales have become the bread and butter of many of these companies. With that said, even the most ardent sports car enthusiasts should refrain from scoffing at this fact. Why? For one, the profits are hugely important in order for these companies to continue bankrolling the fun stuff – developing and producing the sports cars that they’re most famous for.
This process then comes full circle when supercar and high-performance technologies trickle back down to the SUVs, expanding the target market to a wider range of buyers than before. Ideally, this will continue to drive sales and keep the wheel spinning, so to speak. Because of this, we’ve been treated to some pretty insane SUVs of late, with many more in the pipeline.
Here is a list of all the brand new Luxury & Performance SUVs you can purchase in 2021.