International SUV

Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV refers to a vehicle built on a light-truck chassis. Initially an SUV was a car that combined the towing capacity of a full-sized truck and carrying space of a minivan.

However, with the substantial increase in popularity of the vehicle, SUVs have ceased to be known merely for their off-road and towing capacity; Manufacturers are focusing on incorporating other features such as fuel efficiency, control and comfort, just like in any ordinary car, due to increasing customer demands.

Ford Explorer
The Ford explorer was the major stimulus behind the SUV (one of the first International SUVs) upsurge of the early 1990s. Released just in time when SUVs were gaining popularity among people, the midsize SUV became instantly popular.

The instant success can be attributed to the fact that it was the first SUV that was not completely pragmatic in nature. The versatile SUV delivers reasonable comfort, and power packed performance, not to mention, affordability.

Also, Explorer was the first to revolutionize the way SUVs looked. At the time of its launch, Explorer was the most stylish SUV in the market compared to its utilitarian counterparts. The current Explorer SUV continues to be spoken for its performance and suaveness. Explorer has been continuously advanced with time and the current model not only comes with stunning looks but is also safer, quieter, and more powerful than the earlier models.

Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade, the first light truck of the Cadillac make, is one of the best-selling full-size luxury SUVs. The SUV simply transformed the image of the Cadillac brand into something exuberant and dynamic with its amazing features and stunning looks.

Much of Escalades success can be attributed to its extravagant orientation. The Sports Utility Vehicle is lavishly dimensioned both inside and out, with a strikingly angular face. Overblown with wreath-and-crest badging and chrome trim, The Cadillac Escalade is the best SUV for anybody who wants a customizable flamboyant SUV.

The Cadillac Escalade also incorporates striking features that enable smoother rides and powerful handling. The rigid, boxed frame and coil-spring front suspension facilitates smooth riding while the rack and pinion steering system allows easy control in packed spaces.

Its aluminum 6.2 liter V8 delivering 403 horsepower and 415 pond-feet of torque enables swift acceleration in practically any situation, not to mention, Escalade also has appreciable cargo capacity.

Land Rover LR2
The Land Rover LR2 is one of the newest Crossovers SUV in line. The luxury Land Rover LR2 is the smallest and most economical SUV model. The Sports utility vehicle has outstanding off road capabilities, at the same time it small size makes it suitable for use in urban areas.

The terrain response system is the most striking feature incorporated in the SUV, which readjusts the responses of vehicle’s transmission, engine, suspension electronics, and AWD system according to the terrain. Though it moderately lacks on-road handling feel and power, as a consequence of trying to gratify off-rad capabilities, the luxury SUV has satisfactory level of all terrain maneuverability.

Mitsubishi Endeavor
Endeavor is the mid-sized crossover SUV from Mitsubishi that effectively combines clever styling with generously proportioned interiors that can accommodate 5 people.

The crossover effectively combines the looks and hauling ability of a Sports utility Vehicle with the fuel efficiency and smooth rides of a regular car. Though it lacks serious off-road capabilities of a truck-based SUV, its off-road performances have surpassed the other crossovers by a good deal. The SUV is reported to perform well both on and off road; this performance delivery can be associated with the multipurpose SUV or car platform that it shares with Galant and Eclipse.

The SUV also comes with excellent safety options such as rollover sensing side curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Though the interiors are comparatively smaller considering it does not have third-row seats, the Crossover SUV delivers a power packed performance.

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