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Old 11-18-2023, 11:14 PM   #761 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
The vast majority of crossovers that are certified as light trucks do it by having 3 rows with fold down seats or by being designed for off-road travel.

Being designed for offroad travel requires minimal dimensions for ground clearance, approach angle, breakover angle, and departure angle. Oh - and AWD or 4WD makes it easier. There are 2wd vehicles that meet the off-road standard but they are rare.
Sometimes I drool over the new Ford Bronco with the 7 speed manual transmission.

About the closest I'll ever get is if I put suspension spacers on the Prius after I get it running.

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It also seems that there are a lot of what people would consider "light trucks" out there that don't really fit any of those descriptions, at least not any better than a sedan would.
Some "light trucks" effectively took over the role of a sedan for a part of the new car buying public. And it happens everywhere...

Well, had some models such as the Brazilian Fiat Fiorino still meant to be specifically used as a commercial mini truck also been available with Popemobile-style rear windows and one or two rear bench-seats, most likely it would not be so attractive for those who look at a coupé-utility or a crossover SUV as an aspirational model. Yet it could be much better for most purposes considering some SUVs nowadays are available as FWD-only...

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