WHAT IS A SUV?
The popularity of SUVs has risen in recent years, but what exactly is a SUV vehicle and how does it differ from a crossover?
SUV VS. CROSSOVER
Some might argue that the above description could easily apply to a crossover, but there is a difference in the chassis. When you look at a SUV it has a separate body and frame whilst a crossover’s chassis is one single piece. Despite this difference, the names are becoming interchangeable and both types of vehicle are sometimes called 4/4s.
One of the benefits of an SUV is the safety and control it offers the driver. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) helps prevent skidding and ensures stability when going around a curve. The Lexus SUVs also feature next generation safety features such as an advanced ten-airbag system, smart stop technology, Lexus Safety System+, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect.
Many of the latest Lexus SUV models are driven by a Self-Charging Hybrid engine that seamlessly combines petrol and electric power. This means the vehicle charges itself as you drive, providing an interrupted journey without the need to plug into a power source.