They may have different models for other markets. Land Cruisers enthusiasts, for example, drool over models produced for these regions that are not available in North America.
And then you have 'new money' that will buy luxury SUV's and beat the hell out of them. A lot of that stuff shows up on vid. A winch and a willingness to incur throttle based damage can be a great equalizer.
Too funny! BMW has been taking them on tour in thier "off road" courses but none of what I have seen is equal to what a rutted or rocky fire road presents. i have an 07 x3 now and it's been on dirt roads with minor ruts without icidence but.... one thing they put on all x3's is hill descent control: like huh?