What are our options for luxury petrol SUVs?

My wife and I (76 years and 78 years old respectively) have bought new or nearly new demonstrators for the past 20 years, selling them when they reach 8 - 10 years old. As we live in a rather remote area, one of our cars has always been an SUV. Currently we have a 6 year old Audi Q5 and a 9 year old Mercedes-Benz E320 that we plan to replace with a top of the range Mercedes-Benz GLC. That is until the controversy about diesel versus petrol reared its ugly head. If we don't buy diesel, the only up market SUV is a Volvo XC60. Given the controversy and the fact that this may well be our last car, should we buy diesel or petrol? Also, would an Audi Allroad meet our needs? We never go off-road. We need a car that can safely negotiate steep hills and curves on icy or snowy roads. We both place great emphasis on comfort and the ability to cover long distance without fatigue.

Asked on 21 March 2017 by John Michael Logan

Answered by Honest John
The other problem with RHD GLC is tyre scrub on lock. There is now a new XC60 available with Volvo's own petrol or diesel engines. You can get a Porsche Macan with 2.0 or 3.6 petrol engines. An Audi Q5 with a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine. A Jaguar F-Pace with 3.0 petrol engine. You will be able to get the forthcoming Jaguar E-Pace with 2.0 litre 200PS or 250PS Ingenium petrol engines. The problem with buying used is that the car will come from a period before the demonisation of diesel so less choice of petrols than there will be later this year.
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