RE: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins



>From Wikipedia again:


The first Sport utility vehicles were descendants from commercial and military vehicles<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_vehicles> such as the Jeep<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep> and Land Rover<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover>.[1]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suv#_note-0> SUVs have been popular for many years with rural buyers due to their off-road capabilities.

The earliest examples of wagon-type SUVs were the Willys Jeep Wagon<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willys_Jeep_Wagon> (1948), Land Rover Series<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Rover_Series> II 109 (1958), and the International Harvester Scout<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Harvester_Scout> 80/800 (1961). These were followed by the more 'modern' Jeep Wagoneer<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Wagoneer> (1963), Ford Bronco<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Bronco> (1966), Toyota Land Cruiser<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Cruiser> FJ-55 (1968), the Chevrolet Blazer<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_K5_Blazer> / GMC Jimmy (1969), and the Land Rover Range Rover<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Rover_Classic> (1970).

In the last 25 years, and even more in the last decade, the popularity of SUVs has increased among urban drivers. Consequently, more modern SUVs often come with luxury<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxury_SUV> features and some crossover SUVs<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossover_SUV> have adopted lower ride heights and utilize unibody construction to better accommodate on-road driving.


Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Florida
Stiefel Aluminum Inc

DMC Vin 03461 & 16879
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From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Brandys
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 10:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Re: SUV Origins


The pacer was the first SUV. Just cutting pieces of other cars, as
examples, is not the "SUV package."

Look at the PACER body lines compared to ALL SUVs, they are
essentially parallel.
and The pacer had the lift gate.
and The pacer had the performance
and The pacer had rack and pinion steering
and the Pacer was bigger and wider

The pacer was the first complete SUV package.

Bob.



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