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¿Cómo se dice "SUV" en español? Lo mas próximo que puedo hallar son furgoneta y camioneta, pero no creo que signifiquen un "SUV".

How do you say SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) in Spanish? The closest I can find are furgoneta for van or camioneta for truck.

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updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Natasha

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Lo veo, ¡muchas gracias a todos!

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Natasha
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SUV is referred to as todoterreno, but SUV is also often used in Spanish. Search for {todoterreno SUV} and you'll see.

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Es interestante, gracias por la información. Es un buen ejemplo de que, unas veces, es mas difícil traducir que pensemos.

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Natasha
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SUV is can be translated as a useful drive utility to which maybe as "Vehiculo Deportivo de Utilidad"

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by david-s-mundares
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Please see this

A sport utility vehicle, or SUV is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon together with on or off road ability. Most SUVs are designed with a roughly square cross-section, an engine compartment, a combined passenger and cargo compartment, and no dedicated trunk. Most mid-size and full-size SUVs have three rows of seats with a cargo area directly behind the last row of seats. Compact SUVs and mini SUVs may have five or fewer seats.

It is known in some countries as an "off-road vehicle" or "four-wheel drive", often abbreviated to "4WD" or "4x4", pronounced "four-by-four". However, not all SUVs have four-wheel drive capabilities. Conversely, not all 4WD passenger vehicles are SUVs. Off-road vehicles are a very different class of vehicles, being vehicles primarily built for off-road use. Although some SUVs have off-road capabilities, this is often a secondary role and they often do not have the ability to switch between 2WD, 4WD high gearing and 4WD low gearing.

More recently, manufacturers have responded to buyers' complaints that SUVs "drive like trucks" and demands for "carlike ride" with a new type of SUV. A new category, the crossover SUV uses car design and components for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency, but is no longer designed or recommended by the manufacturer for off-road usage or towing.

From the above, if other countries do not use the term SUV, then a four wheel drive vehicle would be "un coche con tracción en las cuatro ruedas"

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Eddy
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A sports car is "un coche deportivo" but this doesn't fit your requirement.

updated MAY 16, 2008
posted by Eddy