The difference between SUV and other cars

2021/07/16

SUV and off-road vehicles


There is an essential difference between SUV and pure off-road vehicles, that is, whether it adopts a load-bearing body structure. Secondly, it depends on whether a differential lock device is installed. However, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between SUV models and off-road vehicles, and off-road vehicles have also improved in comfort. Some SUVs also use non-load-bearing bodies and differential locks. In fact, as long as they look at their purpose, it is easy to distinguish clearly: off-road vehicles are mainly driven on non-paved roads, while SUVs are mainly driven on urban roads, and they do not have much driving ability on non-paved roads.


SUV and Jeep


The early prototype of the SUV model was a Jeep during World War II, while the first generation SUV was a "Cherokee" produced by Chrysler in the 1980s. However, the concept of SUV became a global fashion in the later period. To be precise, SUVs became popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Even in 1983 and 1984, Cherokee was called an off-road vehicle rather than an SUV. The SUV is characterized by strong power, off-road performance, spaciousness and comfort, and good load and passenger functions. The ones that can climb are called jeeps. The most representative ones are the British Land Rover and the American Jeep during World War II.


SUV = off-road vehicle + station wagon


SUV really started to rise in the United States in 1991 and 1992, and the concept of SUV entered China in 1998. From the literal meaning of SUV, it can be found that it is a combination of sports and multi-purpose vehicles. Station wagons were very popular in the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s. They were praised for their comfort and versatility. Off-road vehicles were relatively heavy and had high fuel consumption. Finally, the concept of SUVs came into being. It is the concept of SUVs and off-road vehicles. The combination developed. The SUV has a high chassis, has a large beam, and can be towed. The space in the trunk is also large. SUV integrates off-road, storage, travel, and towing functions, so it is called a sports multifunctional vehicle.