Crossover (automobile)

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2014 Nissan Rogue, a example o crossover

A crossover SUV— cried crossover or CUV an aw— is a teep o sports utility vehicle (SUV) wi unibody construction.[1] Crossovers are aften based on a platform shared wi a passenger caur; as a result they teepically hae better interior comfort, a mair compliant ride, an superior fuel economy, but less aff-road capability than larrie-based SUVs.[2][3][4] Poor aff-road capability is compoondit bi mony crossovers bein sauld athoot aw-wheel drive, which challenges their definition as "sports utility vehicles".

Further, thare are various inconsistencies aboot whether vehicles are considered crossovers or SUVs; tharefore the term SUV is aften uised as a catch-aw for baith crossovers an compact SUVs.[5]

Forerunners o the crossover include the 1977 Matra Rancho an AMC Eagle introducit in 1979.[6]

In the Unitit States as o 2006, mair nor 50% o the oweraw SUV mercat wur crossover models. Crossovers hae become increasinly popular in Europe syne the early 2010s an aw.

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  1. "AutoMotion Blog Top 10 Crossover SUVs In The 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study". JD Power. 21 Mairch 2013. Archived frae the original on 19 August 2013.
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  5. "5 Reasons to Buy a Crossover Vehicle". HowStuffWorks. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2019. “Crossover” is now used almost interchangeably with “compact SUV,” but some new entries are pushing those boundaries.
  6. Gold, Aaron (Mey 2017). "AMC Eagle: No, Seriously, This Was the First Crossover SUV". Retrieved 15 September 2019.