What Does SUV Stand For?

Added: 27 November 2018

SUVs are an increasingly popular option for car buyers in the UK, but what does SUV stand for, and what are the benefits of buying this type of vehicle?

Sports Utility Vehicles

SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle. This name may not mean much if you’re not familiar with this kind of car, or you’re not a motoring enthusiast. An SUV is a step up from a basic car. Rather than being designed purely for getting from A to B, an SUV boasts additional features that provide a touch of luxury, improve the driving experience, and cater for varying conditions and terrains. With an SUV, you get a vehicle that is capable of enabling you to negotiate virtually every road-based eventuality. SUVs were introduced to the market to give drivers access to high-performance, sturdy, safe and reliable cars that also look great.

Subaru Forester

What are the benefits of an SUV?

SUVs are a popular option for car buyers in this day and age because they offer a whole host of benefits for a wide range of drivers. Whether you live in the town or the country, you commute to work or you enjoy driving for pleasure, you navigate motorways or farm tracks, or you’re a solo driver or the family taxi, you can reap the rewards of an SUV. The beauty of the SUV is the ability to react to every situation. SUVs are spacious, they’re geared up for difficult terrain, and they have a sporty, stylish appearance. The extra space appeals to families, people who drive for work purposes, and those who like to feel like they can stretch their legs while travelling. SUVs also provide a slightly lighter, sleeker and more visually appealing alternative to some of the more rugged, purpose-built 4x4 vehicles, but are stronger, larger and more powerful than your average saloon or hatchback.

What’s the difference between an SUV and a four-wheel drive?

SUVs are designed to cater for all kinds of driving scenarios, but they’re not 4x4 off-road vehicles. SUVs employ some of the features of off-road vehicles, but they are designed to provide a more comfortable, luxurious experience for drivers and passengers. They have a lighter frame, smaller engines, and plush interiors, and they’re a lot more versatile and fuel-efficient.

Jeep Renegade

Ian Grieve SUV collection

At Ian Grieve, we have a sensational selection of SUVs available to suit all budgets and tastes. If you’re looking for a car that has it all, we’re confident we can find the perfect match for you. Our SUV collection features these spectacular makes and models:

• Jeep: Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. The Jeep brand is synonymous with power and force, but its modern SUVs also look elegant and sporty. They are the perfect option for those looking for a versatile, modern car.

• Suzuki Vitara: the Vitara is a stylish, family-friendly SUV, which offers the best of both worlds. It’s spacious and practical, but it’s also great fun.

• Subaru Forester, XV: the Subaru Forester and XV models are designed for the modern-day driver. Blessed with the ability to handle any terrain, these cars also look the business.

If you’d like to find out more about our collection of SUVs or book a test drive in Falkirk, why not contact us at Ian Grieve today?

Suzuki Vitara