Utility vehicles rule the world – that’s as obvious as the orange crown on Trump’s head. The choice available to consumers is so vast that shopping for an SUV requires more hours of study than a university degree. I recently had the opportunity to drive concurrently a 2020 Volvo XC40 R-Design and a 2020 Volvo XC90 R-Design, both sporting the same Thunder Gray colour. I took that as fate telling me I should make use of some Great Confinement down time to come up with 10 things worth knowing about this pair of Swedes. And who am I to tempt fate?
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# 1 They fit the SUV definition… but add a lemon twist of comfort and refinement
Because marketing departments never could resist a good acronym, the modern utility model is known in the parlance as the SUV, for Sport Utility Vehicle of course. According to Wikipedia, this term designates a category of motorized vehicles that combine elements of a passenger car (ie, sedan) with certain capabilities of an all-terrain vehicle, for example higher ground clearance and all-wheel drive.