Sport utility vehicle

a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a

light-truck chassis : suv. — called also sport-ute.

Originally, SUVs had four-wheel drive and lots of luggage room.

The idea behind the name is that as well as regular driving,

you also used SUVs for off-road travel (sport) and/or for carting stuff around (utility)

Sport-Utility Vehicles, better known as SUVs, use a body-on-frame design.

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