Almost a third of cars sold around the world is an SUV.
Figures compiled by international analysts at Focus2move say this type of car is currently taking an incredible 75% of sales in China alone.
The best selling car in the world remains the Toyota Corolla, followed by the Ford F-Series pick-up, and the VW Golf is third.
Sales of the Honda CR-V are rapidly rising towards overtaking the Golf and the Japanese brand can content itself with the Civic in fifth place.
Another improver is the Toyota RAV4, which has jumped three places in 12 months and the VW Polo also gained one place to seventh.
Ford Focus is dropping down the sales charts and looks like being overtaken very soon by the VW Tiguan while the top ten is completed by the Dodge Ram Pick-up.
In another report, wealthy consumers willing to pay for innovative, customisable, high-performance, technologically advanced vehicles are driving the super luxury vehicles market.
Frost & Sullivan said that growth is augmented by high demand for sport utility vehicles and crossovers that are both practical and luxurious.
As super luxury vehicles are more profitable than their mainstream counterparts, original equipment manufacturers are maximising the use of flagship vehicle platforms by offering state-of-the-art luxury features, infotainment, safety, and driving technologies at a premium price.