AmericanMotor Corp. will show off its new â€™07 XL7 cross/utility vehicles at the New York International Auto Show April 13.
The XL7 is based onCorp.â€™s Theta platform (Chevrolet Equinox, Saturn Vue, Pontiac Torrent). The XL7 will be built at â€™s CAMI Automotive Inc. joint venture with GM in Ingersoll, Ont., Canada, which last built a Suzuki vehicle in January 2004. CAMI also produces the Equinox and Torrent.
The CUV replaces the original body-on-frame XL-7, made in Iwata, Japan.
The new XL7 will come equipped with a 3.6L, twin-cam V-6 engine and will go on sale in the U.S. in fourth-quarter 2006. It measures 112.4-ins. (285.7 cm) in wheelbase and 196.6-ins. (499.5 cm) in overall length.
The CUV is expected to be offered in both 5- and 7-passenger versions.