'I think there is a love/hate relationship with some traditional SUVs. People love the image and the sportiness. They don't love the fuel economy,
handling, ingress and egress.'
Bryan Bergsteinsson, general manager, Lexus Division
'All major manufacturers are working on them. The potential is huge.'
Lincoln Merrihew, director of product advance, J.D. Power and Associates
'We are seeing the
sport-utility category as a whole moving, perhaps,
into a phase of maturity.'
Tim Mahoney, director of marketing, Subaru of America Inc.
'Our definition is getting outdated now. We should probably go back and change our definition of a truck.'
David Good, certification engineer, EPA
'Customers are viewing the role of sport-utilities negatively. They don't want to sit in a vehicle that can harm others in a passenger car. They want to stand for something more rational when it comes to those
Bo Annvik, vice president of product planning and business development, Volvo Cars of North America Inc.
'The segment has not exploded in Europe the way it has in North America. But if it develops in Europe, we will be there.'
Dick Donnelly, president, GM Europe