Most SUV buyers would have another.
According to the latest figures from America, SUV buyers are the most loyal with over 66% purchasing another.
SUV buyers are the most loyal when it comes to replacing their cars, according to the latest figures from America.
Sales soft-roaders are booming and it would appear that people are sticking by their choice when it comes to buying another car – on average 52% of people buy the same type of car again, putting into perspective how desirable SUVs currently are.
Coupe and convertible owners are the most fickle with 79% deciding to jump ship when it comes to replacing their pride and joy. This could be due to the midlife crisis purchase of a bright yellow sports car inevitably moving into something more sensible.
Whilst SUV sales are strong, UK buyers still favour the more compact hatchback. The Ford Fiesta and Focus are comfortably the UK’s best selling cars. In fact, eight of the top ten sellers are from the hatchback segment. Nissan’s Qashqai is the best performing SUV taking the number four spot so far this year.
Will the SUV eventually reign supreme? Quite possibly – traditional saloon sales continue to decline as the SUV grows in stature: last year 29% of global car sales were SUVs.