Popular in the late 1990s and early mid-2000s, SUV sales temporarily fell due to high oil prices and a declining economy. Traditional truck-based SUVs are gradually being replaced by crossover SUVs, which use the car platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency. In 2010, worldwide SUV sales grew, despite high gasoline prices.

A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a light truck, but is operated as a family vehicle. SUVs are similar to large station wagons or estate cars, although they usually feature high interior packaging, high H-point seating, high center of gravity, high ground clearance and especially four-or all-wheel-drive capabilities for on- or off . Incredible capabilities Some SUVs include pickup truck pickup capacity with minivan or large sedan carrier space.

SUVs became popular in the United States, Canada, India, and Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s. U.S. car maker can enjoy a profit margin of $ 10,000 per SUV, while losing several hundred dollars in a compact car. For example, the Ford Excursion could capture a $ 18,000 company, which leads three Detroit big cars to focus on SUVs over small cars.

The high cost of union employment in the US and Canada compared with lower non-union worker wages in non-US companies such as Toyota makes it unprofitable for American car makers to build small cars in the US. For example, the General Motors Factory in Arlington, Texas where Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham are converted into truck and SUV production, ending a full-sized family wagon and as a whole halting the production of full-size rear-wheel drive cars. . Due to the shift of the Big Three strategy, many old cars like Ford Taurus, Buick Century and Pontiac Grand Prix lag behind their sales and retail discounts or heavy incentive discounts); some of them are stopped.