Trending Cars: Modern Explorers

Forget the scissor doors and low ride-heights; these exotics are much better equipped to take you on your next on- or off-road adventure.

By Jerry Perez

Unthinkable Urus

The 2018 Lamborghini Urus is an homage to Italy’s love of speed and eccentricity. The world’s first super SUV puts other sports cars to shame, thanks to its hand-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine, which produces a storming 650 horsepower (20 more than the racetrack-ready Huracán Performante). The Urus’ aggressive front fascia gives way to a sleek roofline that manages to hide the fact that it has four doors and seating for five. Inside, full-grain nappa leather combines with Alcantara and aluminum to produce a cabin worthy of Milan’s Quadrilatero Della Moda.

The New G-Wagen

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is the newest take on the 40-year-old SUV, reaffirming the automaker’s commitment to going where no other vehicles can, courtesy of 9.5 inches of ground clearance, three locking differentials and an AMG-tuned all-wheel-drive system. On tarmac, the combination of a lightweight composite body and 577 horsepower can rocket the G-Wagen to triple-digit speeds in no time. Of course, diamond-quilted leather seats with contrast stitching and numerous carbon fiber accents give the G63 the Mercedes-AMG seal of approval.

Dare to be Different 

Land Rover has pulled off a massive exercise in corporate bravery: the all-new Range Rover SV Coupe, a two-door, luxury SUV that no one else dared to create. Design directors Ian Calum and Gerry McGovern endlessly refined the stunning silhouette, beginning with the nearly invisible B pillars and the beautifully sculpted C pillars in the rear. The leather for the 20-way adjustable seats is sourced from a 113-year-old tannery, while sycamore and walnut veneer surround the entire cabin. Only 999 hand-built samples will be produced, so order yours while you still can.

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