sport-utility vehicle

sport-util·​i·​ty vehicle | \ ˈspȯrt-yü-ˈti-lə-tē- \

Definition of sport-utility vehicle

: suv

called also sport-ute\ -​ˌyüt\, sport-utility

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In September, the company recalled more than one million Prius and hybrid versions of the C-HR crossover sport-utility vehicle. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Toyota Recalls More Than 2 Million Vehicles Over Hybrid-System Fault," 5 Oct. 2018 The Volt’s creation became a symbol of GM’s emergence from bankruptcy, a fate precipitated by its heavy reliance on gas-guzzling trucks and sport-utility vehicles amid soaring gas prices. Mike Colias, WSJ, "GM Bids Farewell to Its Breakthrough Electric Car," 9 Dec. 2018 General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles both present their results on Thursday, and are expected to show solid performances, thanks to sales of high-margin trucks and sport-utility vehicles. New York Times, "Tech Companies Report Earnings and Economic Growth Data Is Released," 22 Apr. 2018 The event started with a video feed of a white Tesla Model X sport-utility vehicle speeding through the tunnel and then emerging in front of the crowd gathered around a large pit created to dig the passage. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Inside Elon Musk’s Tunnel to Alleviate ‘Soul-Destroying’ Traffic," 19 Dec. 2018 Image When General Motors recruited Johan de Nysschen to lead Cadillac in 2014, the prominent auto executive hoped for a cavalry of new sport-utility vehicles to shore up the luxury brand’s weakest position. Lawrence Ulrich, New York Times, "Cadillac Makes Great Cars. Too Bad Americans Want S.U.V.s.," 17 May 2018 Strong sales of the flagship S-Class luxury sedan and sport-utility vehicles boosted earnings at the division. Washington Post, "Daimler profit slips on one-time factors, but outlook raised," 28 Apr. 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans the first new U.S. assembly plant for a major domestic car maker in at least a decade, the WSJ’s Christina Rogers and Adrienne Roberts report, with plans to build sport-utility vehicles. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Scrambling for Storage; Prescriptions for Delivery; New Auto Supply Chains," 7 Dec. 2018 The Territory midsize sport-utility vehicle targets buyers in smaller Chinese cities where Ford has, until now, had a limited presence. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "Ford Motor Hires New Head for Struggling China Division," 23 Oct. 2018

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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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