It’s a regular traffic jam. It’s a lot of cars, from small cars to bulky jeeps. But what are huge SUVs doing here, what is their purpose in an urban environment?
Most of the SUVs that are constantly seen on the roads do not even go out of town. And as we know, the main purpose of jeeps is improved abilities on bad and difficult roads. Most SUVs can go where an ordinary car can’t go. That’s understandable, but why does a huge jeep buy people who drive mostly in the city?
Especially “cool jeeps” with big rims on low-profile rubber and sports dodger. No one would risk riding a mushroom-berry car like that. This is not its purpose, because the task of such a jeep is to show the image of the owner. The bigger the jeep, the cooler the driver. And on the road are inferior more often and are afraid of big cars on the road more often than ordinary cars.
Especially appealing are “cool jeeps” with big wheels on low-profile rubber and sports dodger. Nobody would risk to ride such a car on mushroom berries. This is not its purpose, because the task of such a jeep is to show the image of the owner. The bigger the jeep, the cooler the driver. And on the road are inferior more often and are afraid of big cars on the road more often than ordinary cars.
Have the driver of a large SUV to maintain its status constantly. And his huge jeep moves through the narrow streets of the city. The owner does not even pay attention to the huge fuel consumption, the difficulty of parking and other “joys” of owning this machine.
Realizing this, marketing experts together with engineers of automobile companies began to offer customers compact crossovers. After all if the buyer wanted a huge off-road vehicle, it is difficult to convince him. So, it is necessary to offer an analogue – more comfortable, dynamic, much more beautiful.
Modern crossovers have coped with this task. Not for nothing, as soon as they appeared, they immediately won the hearts of most motorists. These are not ordinary jeeps with their off-road capabilities. They’re losing out in this, but they have many other advantages. They have lower fuel consumption, improved road behaviour, and many other factors.
The main advantage of a big car over a small one is in winter. When the roads are not clean, there’s mud and snow everywhere. A small car will be difficult, and the off-road vehicle, especially if it has a four-wheel drive system, will drive on snow drifts without problems. In addition, because of the increased ground clearance (road clearance) you can easily drive on the curb. You can’t talk, but 90 percent of jeep owners do so. And also, you feel safer when driving a big car than when driving a small car.
We’ve started to make crossovers only with front drive, and there’s a demand for them. But why do you need a car with big clearance and without a full drive? Many motorists buy higher only to go fishing and drive without problems in winter, without hitting the bumper. For example, in Moscow there is no practical sense in full drive – only during heavy snowfalls, once or twice a year.
If there is a house outside the city, it is preferable to buy an off-road vehicle. For a city resident will go crossover with front drive and a large clearance. For fans of fishing and off-road – a classic four-wheel drive. Just take into account that to move every day on a full-fledged off-road vehicle tiresome than on a small car.