GM Going Cross-Eyed On Marketing Crossovers?

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I know I'm just about ready to smack the next person that calls a wagon a "CUV." I know it's the new hotness of marketing terms, but there's got to be a better way to define vehicles that clearly aren't sedans and yet, don't quite have that Jeep Grand Cherokee / Hummer / Explorer thing going for them. Yes — the technical definition of a unibody vehicle rather than an SUV built on a body-on-frame truck platform should suffice for most of the off-road wannabes — but I'm sorry Chrysler Pacifica, Subaru Outback and Dodge Magnum — y'all are wagons. Suck it up, take it as a loss, and move on. But, we do empathize with the General, who according to Automotive News, is having a bit of a problem trying to figure out what to call the new class of non-car, non-truck, non-suv vehicles they've got coming out over the next year. That'd be the threesome of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. The problem is, the General's already used the CUV classification to describe the Caddy SRX. So let's find out what y'all think.


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Crossover Concerns [Automotive News via AutoWeek]

Crossover Crunch: Dodge to Accept Challenge from Ford, GM; Spy Photos: Crossover This; Caption Contest: Tiger Woods And Buick Enclave, So Captioned Together [internal]


I guess I'm out of the loop, I didn't know SUV had anything to do with it's construction or off road prowess. I'd just call them SUV's. They look like SUV's, so they are. Considering 99% of "SUVs" never go off road, I doubt anyone will even notice.

I voted option 3...