Daihatsu Terios

WOW factor: It also happens to also be a remarkably capable 4×4.

Price: From R209 995

We recently took a Terios on a trip into the bush, and adored our time with this rather cute SUV. We particularly enjoyed the driving position – you sit up high. And the Terios was an utter delight when it came to loading luggage. The luggage compartment floor is flush with the rear bumper, which makes loading really easy. There’s also an extra storage compartment under the boot floor. Not that you’re likely to need it –  even the short wheelbase derivative offers 400 litres of luggage space with the rear seats up (900 litres with them folded).