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Ford Everest: SUV or AUV?

Started by RS_Sprint, December 17, 2003, 06:43:04 PM

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RS_Sprint

When you see a Ford Everest, do you immediately think it is an SUV or a spruced up AUV? I know it is supposed ot be classified as an SUV but the general proportions of the vehicle, coupled with its boy moldings are reminiscent of an Isuzu Outlander / XUV etc.

I am a fan of it nonetheless. :)
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WaZ

for me it looks like an auv, like a modified first gen tamaraw fx :)

Raymond

Quote from: RS_Sprint on December 17, 2003, 06:43:04 PM
When you see a Ford Everest, do you immediately think it is an SUV or a spruced up AUV? I know it is supposed ot be classified as an SUV but the general proportions of the vehicle, coupled with its boy moldings are reminiscent of an Isuzu Outlander / XUV etc.

I am a fan of it nonetheless. :)

SUV IMHO ang Everest. Para mo siyang binastos pag sinabi mong AUV siya eh :) , although it's roots are same as all other AUV's out there.

El

neither although i think it is something close to the suv than the auv... also it looks more like a cross between a pick up and suv :)

stormrider

December 18, 2003, 02:59:09 PM #4 Last Edit: December 18, 2003, 03:03:04 PM by stormrider
Its a budget SUV.  

Pero, I also see it as a big AUV, a 4x4 AUV, or an expensive AUV.

I've seen various TV interviews by Ford Philippines' president, as well as its marketing director, they both describe the Everest as an SUV that would appeal to the AUV buyer.

Lonely Driver

caloyski5

i would also classify it as an SUV..roots are from a pickup (ranger/b series platform) and its got 4x4..

DTNS

IMO, it's an SUV true and through! ;)  Although I do think it looks bland and is quite unsophisticated. :P

anthonyherkints

It entirely depend on how you use the vehicle.  detaching the 3rd row seat and the 2nd row seat and installing a roof rack would mean utility in a general term. would you call an Everest an auv or suv if you see it hauling goods from the market then on Sundays pulls a rig towing a hatch back for a slalom? AUV or SUV  will entirely depend on how you use your vehicle. but if you put it in a criticizing way,  well an SUV offers ncomfort while being a utility while an SUV can offer you utility and hauling with very minimal comfort . .. just the basic ride  :wave:

tip_tipid

what's in a badge? both stands for Utility Vehicle.  But the root is an AUV. SUV came around as another marketing strategy, don't you think?

MAJ_TOM

Just copied it from wiki..

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a "sport utility vehicle" is "a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis".[3] The "SUV" term is defined as "a large vehicle that is designed to be used on rough surfaces but that is often used on city roads or highways."[4] The "SUV" acronym "is still used to describe nearly anything with available all-wheel drive and raised ground clearance."[5]

The new Everest in 4x4 variant is definitely a SUV

fundiver198

May 02, 2016, 04:44:07 PM #10 Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 04:45:52 PM by fundiver198
The term AUV is getting less and less usefull in my opinion. About the Toyota Tamaraw, the following is written in Wikipedia:

"It is relatively affordable in the markets where sold when compared to four-wheel drive vehicles (the Kijang is a rear-wheel drive) and features high seating capacity, high ground clearance and rugged suspension, popular features in an area with generally poor road conditions and large extended families."

This describes the AUV and its intended use pretty well in my opinion. But the problem is, that the wast majority of SUVs sold today also only have rear-wheel drive, although 4WD is usually offered on them as an option.

So from the describtion in Wikipedia, the only thing separating an AUV from an SUV today is actually the price. Since high seating capacity, high ground clearance and rugged suspension is also essentially, what define an SUV.

The question then becomes, what exactly is low price? A Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo is not much cheaper than entry level versions of the old Ford Everest or the old Mitsubishi Montero Sport. And since the latter dont have 4WD either, the Isuzu is at least as capable in rural areas with poor road conditions.

The Innova on the other hand has gotten so soft, refined and expensive, thats its intended use is hardly rural areas with poor road conditions any more. Rather it appeal to families living in cities, who just want something with large seating capacity. And that is in essence the definition of an MPV.

So do we really need the AUV term any more? Or could we not just use MPV or SUV instead for these vehicles?

Yutakuroyoshi

Auv for locally assembled jeepneys with truck engines but are not PUVs. Haha


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