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World's most expensive SUVs

Last updated on: February 23, 2012 09:07 IST

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There are some sports utility vehicles that are expensive and then there are some that are really expensive.

Here we take a look at some of the most expensive SUVs around, according to world-most-expensive.com.

1. Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

Manufacturer: Dartz Prombron

Price: $1.5 million

First-ever creation in the world of SUVs, the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition is a luxury SUV that has claimed the title of the most expensive SUV for not only its bespoke luxury but also for the surprise gift that comes with it.

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Image: Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition.


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The Monaco Red Diamond Edition features gold plated windows, tungsten exhausts and as icing on the cake, this fabulous armoured SUV comes with speed gauges that are encrusted in diamonds.

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Image: This SUV comes with speed gauges that are encrusted in diamonds.


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It is powered by a monstrous V8 engine delivering 450hp and with bulletproof Kevlar coating, the Red Diamond Edition is even claimed to be RPG proof.

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Image: It is powered by a V8 engine.


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2. Warrior One Hummer H1

Manufacturer: AM General

Price: $1.25 million

This star among luxury vehicles was the same vehicle which was used by CNN crew to cover the Iraq war.

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Image: It was used by CNN crew to cover the Iraq war.


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The Warrior One was put up for the 2007 Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Arizona. It was at this auction that it was sold for $1.25 million.

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Image: It was sold at an auction for $1.25 million.


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It is powered by a 6.6 litre turbo Duramax LLY V8 diesel engine and comes with an Allison 1000 5-speed transmission, while featuring steel reinforced chassis frame and a more responsive steering gear.

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Image: It is powered by a 6.6 litre turbo Duramax LLY V8 diesel engine.


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3. Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris

Manufacturer: Spyker Cars

Price: $300,000

Designed and developed by Dutch supercar manufacturer, Spyker Cars, the Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris is one of the most well-known luxury SUVs.

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Image: It is one of the most well-known luxury SUVs.


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The Spyker D8 is a high performance crossover SUV and was unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.

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Image: It was unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.


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It is powered by a 6.0 litre V8 engine taken from Cadillac, which will deliver 500hp of power to the SUV.

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Image: It is powered by a 6.0 litre V8 engine.


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4. Knight XV

Manufacturer:  Conquest Vehicles

Price: $295,000

The Knight XV is powered by a 6.0 lire Vortec V8 engine producing 350hp and Conquest even offers its customers with an additional performance package, along with a 5-speed TorqShift automatic transmission.

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Image: The Knight XV is powered by a 6.0 lire Vortec V8 engine.


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On the inside, it features luxury wool carpeting, a dual video screen equipped dashboard, ultra suede upholstery, a DVD system, satellite navigation and even comes with Bluetooth connectivity.

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Image: On the inside, it features luxury wool carpeting.


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The most awe inspiring element of the Knight XV is its exterior, which is composed of ballistic hardened steel and the SUV's 20 inch tires are crafted from a solid block of forged aluminium.

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Image: The most awe inspiring element of the Knight XV is its exterior.


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5. 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG

Manufacturer: Mercedes Benz

Price: $209,000

The letter 'G' in the G55 stands for German term, Gelandewagen, which literally means 'cross country vehicle'.

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Image: 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG.


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The G55 AMG is powered by a 5.5 litre V8 petrol engine that produces an astounding 507hp at 6,100 rpm, which enables this high performance luxury SUV to achieve an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in mere 5.5 seconds.

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Image: The G55 AMG is powered by a 5.5 litre V8 petrol engine.


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It features an anthracite Alcantara roof lining, along with leather interiors that comes as standard with the SUV. Customers have an option of choosing between a wood or leather steering wheel.

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Image: It features an anthracite Alcantara roof lining.


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6. Dartz Kombat T98

Manufacturer: Dartz Prombron

Price: $200,000

The Dartz Kombat T98 is one of the most expensive sports utility vehicles that not only provides bespoke comfort, but is also heavily armoured to sustain a hit from even an anti-tank round.

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Image: Dartz Kombat T98.


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Designed and developed for complete protection, the Kombat T98 is powered by a powerful Vortec 8100 V8 engine delivering 340hp and with an Allison five speed automatic transmission, the T98 can reach a top speed of 111 mph.

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Image: Kombat T98 is powered by a powerful Vortec 8100 V8 engine.


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On the inside, Dartz Kombat T98 features extensive use of natural leather and exotic wood.

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Image: It features extensive use of natural leather and exotic wood.


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7. Aston Martin Lagonda

Manufacturer: Aston Martin

Price: $160,000 - $480,000

This latest sports utility vehicles offering from Aston Martin features a state-of-the-art SUV based on a four door, four seat and a four wheel drive SUV blueprint.

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Image: Aston Martin Lagonda.


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The new Aston Martin Lagonda is aimed at primarily at the Russian and Chinese markets, where there has been significant demand for luxurious and expensive SUVs.

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Image: It is primarily aimed at the Russian and Chinese markets.


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The Lagonda carries a price tag hovering between $160,000 to $480,000.

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Image: It carries a price tag hovering between $160,000 to $480,000.


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8. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SUV Supercharged

Manufacturer: Land Rover

Price: $102,365

It is powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine that churns out an astounding 510hp and propels the Range Rover from 0 to 60 mph in just under six seconds.

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Image: It is powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine.


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It has a plethora of electronic amenities, including GPS navigation, Bluetooth, voice activation and even steering mounted controls.

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Image: It has a plethora of electronic amenities.


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For an additional $2,500, customers can opt for two headrest mounted displays for rear passengers.

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Image: Customers can opt for two headrest mounted displays for rear passengers.


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9. 2009 Volkswagen Touareg R50

Manufacturer: Volkswagen

Price: $134,990

The Touareg R50 is powered by a 5.0 litre V10 diesel engine that delivers a respectable 345 bhp, thus accelerating this latest luxury SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.

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Image: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg R50.


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The interiors of this SUV are graced by Nappa leather, while also featuring numerous electronic goodies, such as electric seats, 10 speaker Dynaudio audio systems, etc.

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Image: The interiors are graced by Nappa leather.


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The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg R50 starts with a price tag of $134,900 and increases as you more custom options and accessories.

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Image: It starts with a price tag of $134,900.


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10. 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Manufacturer: Porsche SE

Price: $106,000

The Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine delivering 400 horsepower.

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Image: 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.


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It is capable of achieving a top speed of 172 mph. Furthermore, for a SUV, 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo features quite a quick acceleration, covering 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds.

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Image: It is capable of achieving a top speed of 172 mph.


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Cayenne Turbo features a multi-functional flat-screen display along with a HVAC system, infotainment system, as well as satellite navigation.

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Image: Cayenne Turbo features a multi-functional flat-screen display.


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