Fifty of the most important - and often groundbreaking - sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are compellingly analysed in individual chronologically arranged profiles, from the earliest Jeeps and Land Rovers to today's 'crossover' vehicles such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Volvo XC90 and Porsche Cayenne. This worldwide perspective on the evolution of SUV design underlines the vehicles' associations with US outdoorsmen, British farming, European beach life and innovation-driven Japanese lifestyles, and shows how each one has shaped the 4x4 off-roaders that we know so well today.
Author Giles Chapman is an international award-winning authority on the motor car, its industry, history and culture.
- This is the first comprehensive history of the SUV, from its origins as a Second World War military vehicle to its present widespread popularity.
- Separate entries on every important SUV model ever produced.
- Profusely illustrated throughout, and engagingly written by an award-winning authority on the automotive industry.