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Friday, January 28, 2011

GMC Envoy XUV

The XUV was GM's attempt at building a pick-up truck and SUV hybrid featuring a sliding rear roof section and a two-way tailgate you could swing to the side or drop down. When close, the truck worked like a SUV. When open, it was more like a pick-up truck where you could load taller objects.

The front end looks OK

In theory, the idea isn't bad. Things aren't as good in real life. The trade off is a short bed and side windows that could be broken more easily by your cargo. Buyers seemed to enjoy the added utility of the XUV. Unfortunately, GM kinda dropped the ball on the rear styling.

Ugh

The rear has strong pick-up truck cues like the wide tailgate and narrow taillights. The roof section is a mess, the silver accents standing out. Body colored trims would have made a big difference. The side windows don't follow the lines of the body, adding to the clumsiness of the rear end.

I should work my buttocks

You can see how narrow the opening in the roof is. The back window slides down into the tailgate to prevent breaking it.

Nom nom nom

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