The SUV Craze | 2000
A look into what is behind the mass movement to sport utility vehicles. The marketing experts say at the root of the mass appeal lies a need for self-expression and individuality. SUV sales have soared 65% in the past couple of years, making them cash cows during a lagging auto market. But critics say SUVs are death traps that only provide the illusion of safety. Victims, trial lawyers and automakers discuss what they know about the machines that are dominating the road.