- Deon Schoeman
The sports utility vehicle, usually referred to as an SUV, has become a ubiquitous part of the motoring world. Large or compact, all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive, petrol or diesel, really rugged or more lifestyle-oriented – there’s an SUV for every taste and need. And it’s the compact SUV segment that’s showing the strongest growth in demand. DEON SCHOEMAN drives the latest interpretation of the genre from Mercedes-Benz, and wonders why it took the Swabians so long to create the GLA.