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      What is SUV

      Hi guys,

      I want to know what is meaning of SUV .

      which car can be said SUV . according to another guy only 50+ car can be said SUV :/


      I will tell you what i think . about SUV

      SUV is a Car which have capacity carry people and have ability to do off-roading (4X4) .

      Please correct me

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      This straight lift off from Wikipedia defines an SUV pretty well.

      A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a generic marketing term for a vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.

      It is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability, and with some pretension or ability to be used as an off-road vehicle.
      Not all four-wheel drive vehicles are termed as SUV.

      Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or large sedan.

      Personally, I would define SUVs as a large vehicle that has a relatively high GC with or without 4wd and can carry at least 5 adults comfortable along with a reasonable amount of luggage. A light truck chassis makes it more rugged for off road terrain.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kairalee View Post
      This straight lift off from Wikipedia defines an SUV pretty well.

      A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a generic marketing term for a vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.

      It is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability, and with some pretension or ability to be used as an off-road vehicle.
      Not all four-wheel drive vehicles are termed as SUV.

      Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or large sedan.
      what does this mean ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      what does this mean ?
      A classic example of a 4wd which is not an SUV is the UniMog
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      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      I want to know what is meaning of SUV
      SUV: Sports Utility Vehicle, which can take on difficult terrains. It has to have 4x4 functionality necessarily.

      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      according to another guy only 50+ car can be said SUV
      Who is this guy, a super rich maniac? Safari, Scorpio, Endeavor, Fortuner, Yeti (and many more) all are SUVs but cost less 50L. Also 50L+ criterion is for India or world over? If 50L (about 100K) is the criterion, then even Land Cruiser (US$70+), Nissan Patrol, Volvo, Land Rover, Audi Q Series, MB, BMW X series, and almost all other SUVs will loose SUV tag. There will be one or two SUV by that definition.

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      Quote Originally Posted by speed79 View Post
      Who is this guy, a super rich maniac? Safari, Scorpio, Endeavor, Fortuner, Yeti (and many more) all are SUVs but cost less 50L. Also 50L+ criterion is for India or world over? If 50L (about 100K) is the criterion, then even Land Cruiser (US$70+), Nissan Patrol, Volvo, Land Rover, Audi Q Series, MB, BMW X series, and almost all other SUVs will loose SUV tag. There will be one or two SUV by that definition.
      well that's why i have asked me what made him think that only super expensive cars are only SUV . i told him if car has 4X4 with option of 4H and 4L can be said SUV but he say them people mover


      Quote Originally Posted by kairalee View Post
      A classic example of a 4wd which is not an SUV is the UniMog
      except truck any other example

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      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      except truck any other example
      BTW, do 4WD (if any) quad bikes qualify as SUV?

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      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      except truck any other example
      There are plenty of examples of non SUV 4wd vehicles.

      Click here to see the Wikipedia page


      Quote Originally Posted by speed79 View Post
      do 4WD (if any) quad bikes qualify as SUV?
      Nope...they fall under the ATV (All terrain vehicles) category.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kairalee View Post
      plenty of examples of non SUV 4wd vehicles.
      Why go as far out as the UniMog?? We have a great example right here at home.... the MM540/550. It has 4wd, can carry 6/8 people without any comfort and ABSOLUTELY does not qualify as an SUV.

      Quote Originally Posted by mastersquall View Post
      he say them people mover
      IMHO, please do not argue with your friend. Let him be happy in his dream land. A great example of a people mover was the HM TREKKER (if any one remembers that one), even the Tata Sumo (not the high end versions of course), the long wheelbase MM750's used by the Police force, the Trax Toofan or even the stretched Bolero.

      I would term SUV as a vehicle that is as comfortable as a luxury car yet can take you to places where there are no roads without getting the underbody punctured by rocks and the like. It will not be a hardcore off-road vehicle like a JEEP/Gypsy/Gurkha but more of a 'soft-roader' for places like Jungle trails, kuchha roads, mud/slush or crossing 1-2 feet of water.
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      On 4 wheels - "Let's go wheeling!!" (1985 MM540 XDB 4x4, 2000 Bolero SZ+ 4x4)

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      Ok my bit to add to the confusion, SUV means sport utility vehicle.
      Where sport and Utility have different levels of definition but come under the same broad term.
      Hmm you can say its a bit of a horse (sport) and a donkey(Utility). The manufactures always keep that ratio classified.
      You either have a donkey that pretends to be a horse or a horse pretending to be a donkey ( Why would a horse pretend to be a donkey?)
      But hey, its like you have a movie star without makeup on

      Err something like the sheep in wolves over coat or somethin in those lines

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