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What does SUV stand for?

“SUV is an acronym for Sports Utility Vehicle. It’s like a station wagon but with a tougher look and a design for off-road driving.”

SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle, a car similar to a minivan or a station wagon, but with a much tougher look and a design suited for off-road driving. 

SUV is often categorized under RV(Recreational Vehicle), but it is sometimes used in exchange.

The Sorento and Sportage are iconic SUV from Kia, along with the rising mini SUV, Stonic. 


MPV stands for Multi-Purpose Vehicle, often called a minivan. An MPV is characterized by spacious cabin and ample occupancy. MPV is also considered as a category under RV; and the Carnival/Sedona is the most representative MPV from Kia.


CUV, also known as Crossover Utility Vehicles, is a combination of a family-sized saloon and a purebred SUV. In essence, this combines all the advantages of a sedan, minivan, and an SUV.

It has become a latest trend within the market.

Models like Stonic, and Soul are the most popular CUV from Kia.