off-roader

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off-roader

A vehicle designed to be used on rough terrain, usually recreationally, as opposed to everyday driving on paved streets. We're going to take our off-roaders out to the desert this weekend.
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, a United States-based start-up, is planning to launch an off-roader in the coming years.
With its 6x6 all-wheel-drive technology, AMG V8 biturbo power and looks that leave no room for any doubt - the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 near-series show vehicle is an off-roader which represents the last word in forward-thrusting power far from the beaten track.
In the old days the differences between, say, an off-roader and a sports car were obvious - but now Mazda and a number of other car companies have decided to blur the lines.
For many motorists buying an off-roader it is not so much the desire for a large vehicle as a safe one.
AN off-roader which can park itself and even remember where it has travelled has been developed by Volkswagen.
MAZDA'S new CX-7 crossover vehicle arrives in the UK this September with claims of sports car handling combined with the practicality of an off-roader.
Big enough to have the macho image that people who traditionally drive this type of vehicle want but streamlined and stylish enough to tempt people who would normally never consider an off-roader.
It is, of course, an off-roader, though the majority of owners will never take it near anything more daunting than a kerb.
The resulting car has the high ground clearance and driving position of an off-roader, the functionality of an estate and the low centre of gravity of a saloon.
Glendale police, Kern County sheriff's deputies, search team volunteers and California Highway Patrol officers combed the desert looking for any sign of Betaivaz after the discovery of the car by an off-roader.
An off-roader that can park itself and even remember where it has travelled has been developed by Volkswagen.
One of Jaguar's problems is that they don't have an off-roader, making it more difficult for them to compete in the States, where punters are baling out of luxury iron into SUVs.
Jacking up a Rover 25 and sticking on plastic cladding does not make an off-roader out of it, does it?