Detractors may argue that the whole ‘sport SUV’ concept is incongruent enough to lack even a sensible name. Does such a description infer ‘sport-sport utility vehicle’? Or perhaps ‘double-sport utility vehicle’? How about, as some might suggest, just plain ‘silly’?
Still, many buyers are drawn to part with good cash for plus-sized family-friendly vehicles with a definite skew towards driving enjoyment, flagship variants described in marketing material as ‘sporty’ and ‘dynamic’ so frequently you’d presume the spin doctors get paid by each word.
Conceptually, there’s ample appeal, be it in the motoring duality of combining fun and practicality for the single-car garage space on High Street, or as an antidote against Soccer Mum stigma. And a good dose of sportiness and a kick of dynamism will do, even if the overall package mightn’t pack the outright heat of what might be considered a proper ‘high-performance SUV’.
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