The SUV market is getting to see a barrage of crossovers enter the market that is focused more towards comfort. With a lot of completion in the crossover segment, we have seen a huge inflow of new cars that are comfortable to travel, drive and are more suited towards the tarmac with a bit of off-road abilities. For off-road enthusiasts, this is not a good as they want to see pure off-road capable SUVBs that would handle any terrain. For such purists we are going to talk about the five off-road capable SUVs that is expected to hit the market in the coming years.
2013 Ford Explorer Sport
With a V6 engine powering the beefed up chassis and with stiffened suspension the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is one to watch out for.
It has been made into an aggressive machine with better feel of the steering and good off-road capabilities.
The expected date for launch is late summer of 2013.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
This is a vehicle that is expected to roll out in the early part of 2013 and many are wanting to test drive as they want to experience the diesel engine that is likely to be a V6 with about 406 lb ft of torque.
This engine is currently used by Fiat in Europe and has been a success. Most of the other off-road capabilities and the features will remain the same as the Jeep Cherokee Grand.
2014 Nissan Xterra
The 2014 Nissan Xterra is expected to come down during late 2013 and is said to be on a body on frame truck chassis.
This is the chassis that the Frontier uses and is said to have great off-road capabilities.
But the main drawback would be the mileage as the car is expected to be heavy and fuel thirsty.