Sport Utility Vehicle or often abbreviated as SUV, is a classification of passenger cars but is built on a light truck chassis. In Indonesia, this type of car is often called a “jeep”. Usually a car classified as an SUV is equipped with 4-wheel drive (4×4) so that it can be used to bulldoze heavy terrain or off-road. Even so, many SUVs in Indonesia are not equipped with 4-wheel drive (4×4). Several brands of SUV car manufacturers are equipped with a 4-wheel drive system (4×4) including the Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler, several variants of the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero, etc. A typical SUV car is usually a spare tire installed at the rear door and usually has a high ground clearance from the ground. Then have you ever seen an SUV modified properly and looks very attractive? It seems that in Indonesia not too many SUVs have been modified compared to sedans. Ok, we will discuss some modifications for SUVs from various parts of the world, who knows that it can inspire you to modify your ride.
- Luxury Style
This modification style can be applied to various vehicles ranging from sedans, city cars, LCGC, to large vehicles in the class of SUVs. Outside, many public figures or artists use big SUVs for their mobility vehicles because of the large interior space so that they can accommodate quite a lot of accommodation. Several outside artists also did not escape modifying their SUV, Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, a former member of The Black Eyed Peas, is known to have a Hummer H2 that has been modified on the rim and interior to make it look luxurious. And there are many more outside celebrities who use SUVs for their vehicles or just for collection.
- Offroad and adventure Style
This type of modification is specifically for SUV-type cars starting from small SUVs like the Suzuki Jimny or large SUVs like the Range Rover. Cars with this modification are usually people who like offroad sports or adventure hobbyists. There are still many types of offroad modifications such as for competition, regular offroad, crawler, and adventure. Usually this car is modified in the elevated legs, suspension with long travel, wheels, and MT tires for offroad adventure cars, usually a winch and bullbar are added to the bumper. Then the addition of rollbars on the outside and inside of the body and engine upgrades of course. Because the car used for the famous western offroad terrain requires sufficient torque and is not concerned with speed,
- Drift Style
Hoonitruck is a modification of the Turck / SUV Drift Style output from the Ford manufacturer, namely the Ford F-150, initiated by Ken Block, Ken Block himself is very well known in the rally and drifting arena. The Ford F-150 itself is included in the Heavy SUV class. This Hoonitruck car has a power of 914 hp at 7,400 rpm with a torque of 702 Nm at 6,400 rpm. The engine uses a Ford Performance / Roush Yates EcoBoost V6 with a capacity of 3,500cc. It also has an engine block developed directly from the Ford Racing Ford GT LeMans Development Program. And for transmission using the Sadev 6-speed all whell-drive sequental gearbox. One more thing that is no less special than this car. When displayed at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, this car won the title of the Tokyo Auto Salon best “dressed” truck / SUV award.
This modification cannot be separated from modification style number 2 or adventure style, because camper-style SUVs usually adopt a modification of the adventur style with some changes to the exterior and interior. In camper SUVs, usually the exterior is not much different from adventur because what is needed in an adventure car is almost the same as a camper, then it is in this interior that will look very different. The camper car is clearly designed for recreation because the interior is made as comfortable as possible, a sofa that can be a bed, an adequate intertaiment system, even a mini kitchen can be found in Camper SUV. Camper SUV is more concerned with comfort,
- Rally Style
Rally Style in SUVs seems to be very rare because Homoligation in rally sports and large car bodies make the car’s load even bigger, of course the throws from body roll will be very pronounced when using SUVs for Rally. But the Indonesian Rally racer managed to break the myth Rifat Sungkar built a mini SUV from the three-diamond manufacturer, the Mitsubishi Xpander, which was coded AP4. In this car, there have been a lot of changes that have been made, which is clear starting from the engine and the legs, almost all of them have been renovated. Not to mention the interior and exterior.