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EXPENSIVE IN THE LAND: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is one of SA's most expensive SUVs. Image: Supplied

Charlen Raymond

Cape Town - Month after month South Africans’ love affair with luxury SUVs continue to soar.

Though these behemoths do not sell in the same numbers as passenger cars or double cab bakkies, they are still an integral part of the new vehicle market.

Only the best

It should come as no surprise that manufacturers bring their very best SUVs to our market. South Africa, then, has no shortage when it comes to choosing an SUV from the upper echelons of the segment.

Bentley launched its first-ever SUV, the Bentyaga, in SA in 2016; and with a starting price of R4-million nonetheless! One would think that this is way above the pay-grade of what is considered feasible and logical, yet the British company manages to sell an average of five Bentaygas locally every month!

And remember, that's R4-million before any optional extras have been added to the price.

For now the Bentayga is the most expensive SUV in SA, but with Lamborghini also developing an SUV, the Urus, it’ll be interesting to see where and how that SUV will be positioned amongst our list of expensive SUVs.

Here is our list of the five most expensive SUVs in SA:

1 Bentley Bentayga: R4-million

The Bentayga can be called nothing but SUV nirvana. It encapsulates everything Bentley stands for - the luxury, the class, the finess - and it embodies everything in an SUV. It was perhaps not as surprising when Bentley started developing its Bentayga, because the world wants SUVs and the people need Bentleys. It was a win-win situation in any case.

2 Range Rover L SV Autobiography: R3.5-million

The 'Big Daddy' in the Land Rover garage, the Range Rover is the ultimate definition of off-road luxury. Despite being festooned in luxury and crystal, the SV Autobiography didn’t lose any of the credentials that gave it its reputable and unshakeable reputation. This is the epitome of all SUVs. Period.

3 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S: R2.5-million

The second-generation Cayenne has proven to be a hit for Porsche SA, but the Turbo S is the 911 of the range. Not only that, it is perhaps the 911 of all SUVs. With pure athleticism and bold looks to match, the Turbo S is the Wayde van Niekerk of all SA’s SUVs. Sure, there are more powerful SUVs on the market, but none possess Porsche DNA.

4 Mercedes-AMG G 63: R2.3-million

Though based on somewhat dated architecture, the G-Wagon is perhaps Mercedes-Benz’s most proven SUV. Though it may lack the more refined interiors and execution of the GLS, the G is far from apologetic for what it is. It has that go anywhere attitude and will make little work in conquering rough terrain.

5 BMW X6 M: R1.97-million

The X6 M may divide opinion regarding it looks, but this SUV personifies being butch. It’s fast and possesses dynamic traits that can give many sports cars a go for their money. It may not be the most practical BMW, but it is definitely one of the most unique one’s ever made.

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