Ramadan Car Guide: SUVs

14 Jun 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Y’s must read guide to the top auto deals during the Holy Month. This week, we take a look at four of the best SUVs money can buy.




Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe


The GLC Coupé impresses those looking for a medium-sized SUV model that combines powerful performance and the vibrant elements of a coupé. Simultaneously “hot and cool”, the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz SUV family reflects its iconic coupé design and embodies the very best of the luxury carmaker’s styling philosophy: marrying the strength of tradition with exceptional and contemporary luxury.

blend of two different worlds: the stylistic elements of the coupé united with the design language of Mercedes-Benz SUVs give this model its unique sporty and dynamic character. A revised luxurious interior clearly underscores the exterior flair of the coupé and exemplifies high-end ambience. Distinctive stylistic elements of the GLC Coupé’s interior are the dashboard and the centre console with flowing lines and a semi-integrated media display, offering unmatched comfort.


Features


  • DYNAMIC SELECT and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
  • 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Head-up Display
  • Collision prevention assist
  • Intelligent LED headlamps
  • 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels
  • Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
  • Touchpad with media interface
  • Ambient lighting in three colours

Specifications


  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Power: 211hp
  • Torque: 350Nm
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s): 7.3s
  • Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km): 7.3 – 6.9
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC
  • Top speed (km/h): 222

Price Range


  • GLC Coupe 250 – RO28,995
  • GLC Coupe 43 – RO33,995

Ramadan Offer


  • 5 years or 75,000km service package
  • 3 years unlimited mileage warranty
  • 3 years Mobilo on-road assistance
  • Free registration
  • Special gift from Montblanc

Variants


  • GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé
  • GLC 300 4MATIC Coupé
  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé
  • GLC 63 4MATIC Coupé

Y Recommendation


The all-new GLC Coupé is a welcome addition to Mercedes’ SUV line-up. It looks and feels unique, and has a very jazzy character unlike many luxury SUVs of today. Of course, much of that can be attributed to that striking AMG body kit the GLC Coupé comes fitted with. It really has to be felt to be believed.





BMW X5


Established in 1999, the first-generation BMW X5 was the first vehicle of its kind to combine superior dynamics on-road with impressive off-road characteristics, thanks to the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. Since its inception, the BMW X5 has been the market leader in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment. It is one of BMW’s best-selling model series, accounting for almost a third of all BMW models sold globally.

Now in its third generation, the BMW X5 is once again expected to set new standards with its evolutionary design features, spacious interior and increased driving comfort. In addition, for the first time, the X5 is available with a choice of new suspension packages. These include the Adaptive Suspension Comfort, Dynamic, Professional and Adaptive M Suspension, all of which provides further enhanced ride comfort.


Features


  • Adaptive Suspension Comfort, Dynamic
  • Professional and Adaptive M Suspension
  • TwinPower Turbo technology
  • BMW EfficientDynamics features
  • “M” Sport package
  • “Pure Experience” and “Pure Excellence” design packages
  • New Sparkling Brown colour option
  • High-quality genuine leather
  • Concierge services
  • Remote services
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • BMW TeleServices w/integration of mobile devices

Specifications


  • Engine: 3.0-litre in-line twin-turbocharged V6/
  • 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8
  • Transmission: eight-speed automatic
  • Power: 306hp/444hp
  • Torque: 400Nm/650Nm
  • Length/width/height: 4886 / 1938 / 1762
  • Tank capacity: 85l
  • Luggage comp capacity: 650l – 1870l
  • Acceleration 0–100kph: 6.5s

Price Range


  • RO27,500 to RO52,000

Ramadan Offer


  • 6 years Warranty or 200,000km (whichever comes first)
  • 6 years BMW Service Inclusive Plus Package or 120,000km (whichever comes first)
  • First year free comprehensive insurance
  • First year free registration
  • Complimentary iPhone 7 128 GB

Variants


  • BMW X5 35i, BMW X5 50i

Y Recommendation


There’s no doubt in our minds when we say that the BMW X5 is actually a pioneer in the large SUV segment. It drives like a dream, seats five in absolute comfort and is packed with safety tech. Oh, and before we forget: we think it is one of the finest SUVs ever made.





Volkswagen Tiguan


With its distinctive shape, sculpted bodyline and timeless design, the Volkswagen Tiguan brings to the table an incredibly stylish crossover that is capable both on and off the road. As the Tiguan marks a decade of existence, it is quite easy to see why the SUV is loved by many – the Tiguan is quintessentially German.

The Volkswagen Tiguan, aside from its handsome looks and spacious interior, is also packed with the latest safety and driver-assisting technologies, making it the perfect crossover for the discerning buyer.


Features


  • Leather-trimmed 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Multi-function display “Plus”/ “Premium”
  • Central locking with radio remote control
  • “Climatic” air-conditioning system
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Panaromic Sunroof
  • Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror,
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • 1,510-litre luggage compartment
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Park distance control
  • “Rear assist” rear-view camera

Specifications


  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Cylinders: four
  • Horsepower: 180hp
  • Torque: 280Nm
  • 0-100 kph: 7.7 sec
  • Top speed: 208 kph
  • Gearbox: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Fuel Consumption: 7.4-litres/100kms

Price Range


From RO9,999 to RO17,400


Y Recommendation


The Volkswagen Tiguan is an absolute cracker of a vehicle. It does everything that a family can throw at it – the school and shopping runs and on-and off-Tarmac exploration – very efficiently. There really is a lot to like about the Tiguan. It is a formidable vehicle in all departments.





Mitsubishi Montero Sport


With its rugged looks and off-road capabilities, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport truly is winning the hearts of true adventurists. Now in its third generation, the SUV packs Japanese reliability and design, and integrates them with Mitsubishi’s world-class technology that has been developed over years of research and development.

The Montero Sport aims to give the driver an SUV that can handle challenges both on and off road while also offering hassle-free ownership. The new Mitsubishi Montero Sport has the looks, design and power that will satisfy the needs of the buyer. However, the SUV is not just all talk and no action. It comes with abundant new technologies as well as a host of active and passive safety features that will take care of the needs of you and your family. 


Features


  • 18-inch alloy wheels 265/60R18
  • Chrome-plated power door mirrors with auto folding function
  • LED headlamps with DRL (GLS HL & PREMIUM)
  • Reinforced Impact safety Evolution (RISE) body
  • ABS, Brake Assist & EBD
  • Hill start assist(HSA)
  • Trailer stability assist (TSA)
  • Active Stability and Traction control(ASTC)
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear differential lock
  • Turn lamps on door mirrors
  • Hill Descent control(HDC)

Specifications


  • Engine: 3.0-litre six-cylinder MIVEC
  • Power: 219hp
  • Torque: 285Nm
  • Drive system: Super select 4WD II
  • Transmission: eight-speed automatic
  • Suspension: Front – Independent double wishbone, coil spring with stabiliser bar and Rear- 3 link, coil spring with stabiliser bar

Price Range


  • RO9,595 onwards

Ramadan Offer


  • Registration, 6 Years Unlimited Kilometres Warranty and 6 Years Roadside Assistance

Variants


  • Montero Sport GLS
  • Montero Sport GLS HL
  • Montero Sport Premium

Y Recommendation


With its avant-garde looks, superior cabin comfort, technology and off-road ability, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is an all-round vehicle. The SUV is quite, comfortable and very civilised on the road. However, when the going gets tough, it transforms into a completely different beast, and that’s why we love the Montero Sport.


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