pp. Driving a vehicle, particularly an SUV, on the road rather than on a trail or other natural location.
Goldilocks would probably like the new Pajero io, because it falls neatly between the big, pricey full-size model and the tiny wee Pajero Junior, which should please other lovers of so-called soft-roaders.

They prefer their 4x4s to have sensible dimensions for on-roading, as well as some ability in the dirt.
—“Mid-sized Pajero not too big, not too small,” The Press (Christchurch), March 24, 1999
1993 (earliest)
So which is best? Explorer, Grand Cherokee or Cherokee?

It's hard to argue with more than a quarter-million Explorer buyers each year. Explorer quickly captured the imagination of both the off-road and on-roading public; count how many are parked at your local grocery store (and note that about 40 percent of them are a shade of green).
—Tom Opre, “Jumbo Jeep,” Outdoor Life, August 01, 1993
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