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The 10 most influential SUVs

Microsoft IES Logo By David Booth for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 21

A closer look at 10 icons that shaped the SUV

Considering how popular the modern sport utility vehicle is today and the creature comforts that they offer (I suspect that the engineers of the first Series I Land Rover would be positively askance at the sight of a current Range Rover), it's amazing how humble their roots really are. Though 4x4s have been around for much longer, the origins of the sport ute really lie in the Second World War and the various off-road runabouts it engendered. Compared to those crude open cabined predecessors, the modern SUVs has certainly "come a long way, baby!"
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