A CUV combines, in highly variable degrees, the design features such as tall interior packaging, high H-point seating, high ground-clearance, or all-wheel-drive capability of the SUV with design features from an automobile platform such as car-like handling, ride, or economy. CUVs typically are designed for only light off-road capability.
have been esteemed by car customers for a variety of reasons. SUVs are best suited for off-road driving than any other vehicles. They can be steered in snow and mud and in areas where roads do not exist. They are spacious and have excellent pulling capacity. The SUV can be termed as the safest vehicle because of its huge size, heavy built structure, stability and tall seating capacity. Full-sized SUVs often features a three row seating. They have greater towing capabilities than conventional cars and can haul trailers and boats.
SUVs are often used in places such as the Australian Outback, Africa, the Middle East, Alaska, Northern Canada, the Western United States, Iceland, South America, and most of Asia that have limited paved roads and require the vehicle to have all-terrain handling, increased range, and storage capacity. The low availability of spare parts and the need to carry out repairs quickly allow model vehicles with the bare minimum of electric and hydraulic systems to predominate. Examples include the basic versions of the Land Rover, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota Land Cruiser. SUVs intended for use in urbanised areas have traditionally been developed from their more rugged all-terrain counterparts. For example the Hummer H1 was derived from the HMMWV, originally developed for the Military of the United States.
The newer SUVs including the crossovers have lower ground clearance and suspension and are designed mainly for paved roads.
Utility vehicles are in high demand in the local market. Its spacious interior and sturdy exterior have made SUVs one of the fastest selling vehicles of India. This vehicle can accommodate many passengers and is the most favoured while going for a long trip with family and friends. Mahindra & Mahindra is the leader in the utility vehicle segment in India with its flagship UV, the Mahindra Scorpio
. To name few SUV manufacturers of India, we can quote Fiat India, Ford Motors, Force Motors, General Motors, Hyundai Motors, Hindustan Motors, Nissan, Porsche, Tata Motors, Toyota and many more.