SUVs have a major part in the future's motoring world, and there is no denial there. Starting as utility vehicles from wartimes like the LR Defender, they have come a long way and have became what they are now. SUVs from all sorts of manufacturers like budget friendly ones, Dacia Duster, to full out chauffeur level ones like the RR Cullinan, have produced their own version of an SUVs.
Car enthusiasts argue that an SUV is no way better to drive than something which is just as practical like an estate car (or wagons in the US), having a high centre of gravity which essentially makes it handle worse than basically any other type of vehicle, and generally have manufacturers over-saturating their lineup with SUVs therefore making the traditional sedans seem like a unicorn car out on the streets, as they had figured out that SUVs are their main selling points. Or another reason is that they don't see the point in them as 99.99% of owners will never let them visit a rock filled dirt trail in their existence, so not using its capabilities or what it is designed for.
However, not every driver amongst the road are car enthusiasts, some even have no knowledge in cars at all, therefore it doesn't really matter what type of vehicle they drive and absolutely not caring about the driving experience. Some people just want an SUV, liking that it has high ground clearance and having that go-anywhere look, allowing them to scramble over a curb in the city centre. Some people, just genuinely like the look of some SUVs, including me, but l can't argue with this as they say 'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder'. But the main reason to why l think SUVs are constantly getting more popular, consumers just buy them for their high seat position, making everyday maneuvers in tight town roads much easier as you can see the curbs and corners of roads and having the ability to see over people's cars instead of seeing their bumpers in traffic (huge exaggeration there).
ln conclusion, SUVs are really just a personal preference. For me cars like the Volvo V60 CrossCrountry estate has the same rugged looks of an SUV, but also keeps the traditional estate body style. The majority of people who are looking to purchase an SUV will not have driving experience or weight distribution or handling as their main priority, but instead will probably have styling, interior styling/ comfort, driving position and practicality first and foremost.
What is your current opinion on SUVs, comment down below and l'll answer them.