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The definitions and names are a mess, but I'd call that an SUV for the purposes of this discussion. But it's very car like underneath. And a serious option as a seven seater.

Not sure what you mean by its very car like underneath.  In the old days, and im pretty sure the US still believe, a proper off roader / SUV had to have a separate ladder frame chassis.  The original crossover, the Nissan Qashqai, took a monocoque vehicle with the "look" of a small SUV but not very capable if at all.  Today even the big SUVs of the Range Rover and Land Rover families are monococque.

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Here is some data about the Trend towards CUVs (Crossover SUVs)

IHS Auto Sales   Sorry it is only a view of NA 

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SUVs dominate Porsche sales these days. The smaller Macan is the best seller.

The [2018] sales growth was driven mainly by the success of Porsche’s SUV models. For yet another year the most sold Porsche globally was the Macan with 86,031 vehicles followed closely by the Cayenne with 71,458 deliveries. Next is the Panamera which recorded the strongest growth year-over-year of 38 percent with 38,443 sales. Last but not least, the 911 also recorded double-digit rise - 35,573 sales or 10 percent more than 2017.

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I can't find the link from earlier this year, but the most popular Macan is the 4-cylinder model (by far), so the best selling Porsche is also the lowest powered one.

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I must confess to not being aware that this part of the market is quite so segmented.

I'm really just judging by the appearance. Big, wide, things, high waistline that sort of thing always deeply butch.

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Trundling round Alberta at the moment and this thing can only manage 26mpg.

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Quite impressive if that's US mpg. 

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Probably but worrying when your told the next fuel is 90 miles down a gravel road and might be closed on a Sunday!

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Is that somewhere along the Forestry Trunk Road in the Foothills? You picked a good week after the record snow fall down near Waterton a couple of weeks ago.

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