By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Photo courtesy of CARICOS
The Internet as a mass medium is less than 20 years old but because it’s literally everywhere now it feels as though it has always been thus.
Same goes for crossover SUVs. They are — as a class — hugely popular now and as common as wood-paneled station wagons were back in the ’70s.
But it was not always so — and as recently as the early 2000s. There were lots of SUVs — based on pick-up trucks. But the idea of building an SUV-looking vehicle that was based on a car — and which rode and handled like a car rather than a truck — that was a new idea. Read the rest of this article »