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Avanti Motors introduced a Studebaker XUV prototype at the 2003 Chicago International Auto Show. The XUV became a newsworthy sensation when GM claimed the new Studebaker was too much like their Hummer H2. A newer version of the XUV, with significant but minimal updates, returned to the Chicago Auto Show for 2004. The Studebaker XUV, which was the first Studebaker produced in 37 years, combined an unbeatable blend of tradition and technology. Though the XUV had a starting price of $75,000 it included many luxury features. The vehicle was 216" long, 84.5" wide, and 85.5" tall. It had a 5-speed automatic transmission and a choice of V8 Turbo Diesel or V10 (unleaded gasoline) engine. Owners could choose any exterior color and select every interior detail – including the trim and color of their custom leather seats, the carpeting and wood trim. Safety features included a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, driver and right-front passenger airbags, side intrusion door beams and audible rear backup sensors. Standard features included in-dash CD changer, solar tinted glass, roof cargo tie-downs, step bars, tow hooks and a stainless steel exhaust system. Options offered a GPS navigation system, a DVD player and TV, moonroof, brush guard, extended roof rack, heated seats and a winch mounted on the front bumper. Avanti Motors Response to the GM Lawsuit
Studebaker XUVThe Studebaker XUV at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show.
2003 Studebaker XUV
A prototype XUV on exhibit at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show.
Studebaker XUV
2004 XUV with "Studebaker" on the front windshield.
Studebaker XUV
The Studebaker name on the rear gate of a prototype.
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