Cross/utility vehicles exploded for a 1.67 million-unit year in 2003, according to Ward’s data. That was a 66% hike over 2001 and a whopping 208% jump from 2000. One of every dozen vehicles now sold is a CUV. Volkswagen Touareg CUV So even those not connected to the auto industry would have difficulty not to notice the landslide of new CUVs on the road. Much of the popularity comes from the perception CUVs deliver the all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction and cargo-hauling ...

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