You see them everywhere. You may even have one or a couple of them parked in your garage. And you may already have a sense of overload from seeing too many of them just about everywhere you turn.
We refer to the omnipresent Sport Utility Vehicle, which has taken the world by storm. From a sales figure of just around 5 million units in 2000, the world has purchased some 20 million of these vehicles as of 2015. And studies show that it will grow to as much as 42 million by 2031.
Despite their popularity, many people are still clueless to what an SUV really is? And with so many of them out on the road, coming in different sizes, how can you tell one classification from the other?
While there is really no clear definition of what the term stands for, Sport Utility Vehicles have come to represent a type of vehicle that combines the configuration of a station wagon with the capabilities of an off-road vehicle. The raised ground clearance, available all-wheel-drive, and sometimes tougher underpinnings all hint at all-terrain and rugged driving capabilities.