sport utility vehicle

variants: or sport-utility vehicle \ ˈspȯrt-​yü-​ˈti-​lə-​tē-​ How to pronounce sport-utility vehicle (audio) \ or less commonly sport utility or sport-utility
plural sport utility vehicles or sport-utility vehicles also sport utilities or sport-utilities

Definition of sport utility vehicle

: a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis : suv

called also sport-ute

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The video, which police released Friday, appears to show the officer coming around the corner of a sport-utility vehicle and shooting a woman. NBC News, "Body camera video shows teen fatally shot by officer on freeway appeared to have handgun," 13 July 2019 Americans are increasingly favouring pickup trucks and sports-utility vehicles, gas guzzlers eschewed by much of the rest of the world. The Economist, "Three industriesSupply chains for different industries are fragmenting in different ways," 11 July 2019 Companies likely to see immediate benefits from the suspension include Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. , as well as German auto makers BMW AG and Daimler AG , which build sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. for export to China. WSJ, "China to Suspend Punitive Tariffs on U.S. Cars and Auto Parts for Three Months," 14 Dec. 2018 The car maker on Wednesday said total deliveries—including the pricier Model S large sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicle—more than tripled to 90,700 in 2018’s final quarter from 29,870 a year earlier. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Shares Sink on Model 3 Delivery Miss, Price Cut," 2 Jan. 2019 The problem is crystallized in one model: the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Volcker Rule changes aren't actually wholesale gutting of post-crisis regime," 31 May 2018 The company, which is continuing to grapple with the fallout of its diesel emission cheating scandal, is planning to introduce another sport-utility vehicle to the North American market, according to a March 13 earnings call. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Higher U.S. Import Tariffs Could Dent Earnings, Credit Ratings at European Car Makers, S&P Says," 26 Mar. 2019 Elon Musk on Thursday night unveiled the Model Y compact sport-utility vehicle with an eventual starting price of $39,000, his next big bet for Tesla Inc. to appeal to a wider swath of electric-car buyers. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Elon Musk Unveils Model Y SUV in Next Big Wager," 15 Mar. 2019 Sedan sales have declined across the industry amid a consumer shift toward sport-utility vehicles. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "General Motors Expected to Shut Down Operations in Oshawa, Ontario," 25 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sport utility vehicle

1969, in the meaning defined above

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: an automobile similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck frame

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