Ward’s is updating the criteria used to determine the difference between an SUV and a cross/utility vehicle and for the first time is adding an international-segment component to the tabulation in refining market segmentation for the ’11 model year. Taking into account the changing engineering of utility vehicles in a year of rising fuel-economy mandates, body-on-frame construction no longer is the principle determinant in classifying an SUV, just as a car-based, front-drive, unibody ...

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