SUV Car - a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis —called also sport-ute, sport-utility, SUV
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) - a rugged vehicle with a truck like chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use.
SUV - Sport Utility Vehicle - An SUV, or sport utility vehicle, is an automotive that is defined by its capabilities. It is rugged; it combines passenger-carrying with cargo-hauling capability in a two-box design with an enclosed cargo/passenger compartment, as opposed to an open cargo compartment like a pickup truck. Originally, SUVs were built on light truck platforms, with a body bolted onto a frame. Today, many SUVs are built on car platforms, with a unibody chassis and no separate frame. On this site, we use the term SUV to encompass both body-on-frame and unibody vehicles. We refine the definition by calling the unibody vehicles "crossover vehicles" or "CUVs," and the body-on-frame vehicles "body-on-frame SUVs."
Popular in the late-1990s and early–mid-2000s, SUVs sales temporarily declined due to high oil prices and a declining economy. The traditional truck-based SUV is gradually being supplanted by the crossover SUV, which uses an automobile platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency, as a response to much of the criticism of sport utility vehicles. But by 2010, SUV sales around the world recovered, in spite of high gas prices.
History - Early SUVs were descendants from commercial and military vehicles such as the World War II Jeep and Land Rover. SUVs have been popular for many years with rural buyers due to their off-road capabilities. The earliest examples of longer-wheelbase wagon-type SUVs were the Chevrolet Carryall Suburban (1935, RWD only), GAZ-61 (1938, 4×4), Willys Jeep Wagon (1948), Pobeda M-72 (GAZ-M20/1955), which Russian references credit as possibly being the first modern SUV (with unitary body rather than body-on-frame), International Harvester Travelall (1953), Land Rover Series II 109 (1958), and the International Harvester Scout 80 (1961). These were followed by the more 'modern' Jeep Wagoneer (1963), International Harvester Scout II (1971), Ford Bronco (1966), Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-55 (1968), the Chevrolet Blazer / GMC Jimmy (1969), and the Land Rover Range Rover (1970). The actual term "sport utility vehicle" did not come into wide popular usage until the late 1980s; many of these vehicles were marketed during their era as station wagons.
Toyota Motor Corporation is leader in suv car market in Japan and the corporation made its first engine in 1934 and a prototype car (model A1). In 1937 the Toyota Motor Company was established as in independent company and by 1944 it had produced nearly 2000 cars. Major Japan suv car makers are Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi & Subaru etc.
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