LUV FOR THE SUV: The Evolution of the Sports Utility Vehicle
Over fifty years of the format: we pick a fistful of our favourite real SUVs
The SUV is everywhere. But in a way, it is strangely absent.
Because let’s face it – the SUVs we see out there in the streets are a million miles away from being how they were originally conceived: hard-wearing, utilitarian workhorses – a one-car solution for a family, a farmer or a sporty type.
These vehicles were never really meant to be about super sized bling. They were never meant to be pootled around in the Waitrose Car Park.
The current full fat Range Rover or Land Cruiser may be equipped to circumnavigate the world the hard way – but they are of course ridiculously over-engineered for most people’s requirements.