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soft-roader
 n.Gloss: a sports utility vehicle styled to look like it is built for off-road driving but which is not really capable of it or suitable for it. «It will also probably share a platform with the next Suzuki SX4 junior soft-roader, which is set to become a bigger car itself.» —“Suzuki Kizashi spawns saloon, wagon, 4×4″ by Chas Hallett Autocar.co.uk Oct. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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