What Does Suv Stand For?

SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle. It is a type of station wagon with higher suspension and larger wheels than other cars in its class. The first SUV in the modern style was introduced by the Jeep company in 1984 - Jeep Cherokee XJ. Among the most popular SUVs, today are the Ford Explorer, Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento, and Toyota Rav4.

In the past, SUVs were very popular among people who live in countries with harsh winters where cars would often get stuck on snow and ice. The higher ground clearance of an SUV allowed it to go over heavy snow without a problem. They could also accelerate better on slippery surfaces because their large wheels have a greater surface area which gives them more traction – perfect for dangerous winter conditions. Today most new SUVs can be fitted with advanced electronic driving aids that make these vehicles even easier to drive in bad weather conditions.

The main disadvantage of SUVs is that they have a higher fuel consumption than cars of the other classes. Another common problem is that they are larger and thus harder to maneuver when parking, which can be an issue in cities with smaller streets.



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