With Ford announcing a new crossover version of their ever popular Fiesta model, it might be time for vehicle sellers to take notice of the current trend of raised vehicles. The Fiesta Active will hit UK roads in 2017 and is a continuation of the crossover revolution, with the Nissan Qashqai proving to be the sixth best-selling car of 2016.
Due to Nissan offering affordable finance on the Juke, there’s a lot of them about at the moment. Lauded as the SUV that was the start of the small crossover, it comes with a range of engines including 1.2, 1.5 and 1.6. If you specialise in sportier cars, then the Juke might be for you as you can get a sportier version in the Nismo RS trim, although it’s expensive, costing over £10,000 more than the base range. If you manage to get your hands on a lucrative and rare Nissan Juke-R you could be in the money!
Another Japanese crossover, and this one follows the sporty looking trend, even coming with a sport finish. Unlike the Juke, the C-HR is heavily customisable, so you might not get two of the same. However, that means if you come across a good looking one then you could make a good profit. Underneath the bonnet you could find either a 1.2T or a 1.8 Hybrid engine. With all the options and trims available, the C-HR can get a bit pricey, easily reaching £30,000 – which could either make it harder to sell or even more desirable.
The small crossover revolution has been fully embraced by the German car manufacturer. Their Q range has been expanding over the years since the introduction of the Audi SUV, the Q7, and as the model number has got lower, so have the cars. For an Audi, the standard model doesn’t look that good, which means you’ll need to opt for a Sport or S line trim. You can choose a 1.4 6-speed, a 1.6TDI or a 2.0 quattro. A sensible base price soon adds up with the amount of optional extras available on the Q2, and including everything from a panoramic glass sunroof to high-beam assist, you could find yourself paying nearer to £40,000 than the base price.
Peugeot 2008 SUV
This particular crossover is the most traditional SUV looking out of the cars mentioned. It comes with a sport trim (called GT) which also gives you the option of a few minor aesthetic adjustments including black alloys. The options on the Peugeot are more basic than a lot of the cars in this article, but that’s the attraction; it’s a basic and simple crossover. Despite it not being the flashiest on the list, it still looks good, especially pairing black alloys with a white paint job.
Keep Up To Date
As a vehicle seller you need to make sure you are up to date with the latest trends, and crossovers are so hot right now! Especially small crossovers like those discussed in this article. However, whilst mini SUVs are all the rage right now, they are still new to a lot of potential customers. This means they will want to test drive the crossovers that you stock.
Getting Vehicle Sales insurance isn’t just about ticking the legal requirement box, you also need to think about what other things need insuring, such as your stock of vehicles, business premises and more importantly customers. If they aren’t insured to test drive your cars then you could lose out on business. Make sure you are sufficiently covered for selling vehicles.