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That article is crap.

He has five designs in the works, including a retractable hardtop roadster that wowed critics at the Shanghai Motor Show this year
Firstly the Shanghai Motor Show was not "this year" it was last year (2005).

...and a crossover SUV that's already in production. Yet by Bricklin's own admission, the SUV "can't give us the five-star ratings we wanted...
The V5 Crossover is not an SUV, (Sport Utility Vehicle). The US is supposed to recieve the Crossover and an all new SUV among other vehicles. They will not be the same. The writer has just confused himself and the readers who are reading this article.
 

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The V5 Crossover is not an SUV, (Sport Utility Vehicle). The US is supposed to recieve the Crossover and an all new SUV among other vehicles. They will not be the same. The writer has just confused himself and the readers who are reading this article.
Crossovers are "SUVs." Atleast in America, that's how they're marketed as.
 

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Daewoo Magnus never did well in crash tests anyway, Chery will practically have to outsource a brand new chassis to underpin New Crossover if they wish to obtain a 5 star rating in crash test.

There is a big gap in reality here. Malcolm Bricklin is demanding Chery to somehow magically produce a car that can go head to head with Lexus and Mercedes, while the current New Crossover was sincerely Chery's very best effort and could do no more.
 

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crossover vs SUV defined

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Crossovers are "SUVs." Atleast in America, that's how they're marketed as.
For those of us who need to be reminded of the differences between the crossover and a true SUV, here's an excellent article.

http://www.tspmag.com/t_stx.cfm?action=newspick&id=1202

As for MPV's and minivans, I believe they invariably have at least one sliding door to distinguisn them from other body types.
 

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So according to this report, the earliest date a Chery could enter the US market is the end of 2008. But I really don't expect to see a Chery until 2010 at the earliest, then it will be laughed at on the streets....
 

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So according to this report, the earliest date a Chery could enter the US market is the end of 2008. But I really don't expect to see a Chery until 2010 at the earliest, then it will be laughed at on the streets....
Well aren't you the ultimate authority on everything? 2010 you say? Seeing as you know everything I will just have to take your word on it. Ooh and you think they will be laughed at? No one cares about your opinions... either post facts or get lost smartass.
 

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Chery Crossover is a vehicle that looks like a cross between an MPV and a wagon. Looks like a larger Toyota Matrix or a Renault Grand Scenic. Certain spy shots show it is a 5-seater.

Its a careless use of a generic term to descirbe a wrong vehicle.
 

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For those of us who need to be reminded of the differences between the crossover and a true SUV, here's an excellent article.

http://www.tspmag.com/t_stx.cfm?action=newspick&id=1202

As for MPV's and minivans, I believe they invariably have at least one sliding door to distinguisn them from other body types.
I guess you didn't notice my use of quotes to explain what I mean.
 

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crossover vs SUV

RC I was not finding fault with your words. Rather I was offering that article's clarification because the issue of the confusion of terms had come up before on this forum. In fact I may have been the one of the most confused.

You are right, for marketing purposes, crossovers are often labeled SUVs.

Now if we really want to get into a confusing discussion we can go into the differences among MPVs, AUVs, SRVs, BPVs, SAVs, CUVs, BUVs and others, as seen used for marketing in the Chinese auto industry.
 
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