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Studebaker to Return as an SUV

February 8, 2002

The Studebaker name is about to be resurrected in the U.S. on - of all things - a sport utility vehicle, according to a Detroit News story by Anita Lienert.Michael Kelly, chairman and CEO of Avanti MotorCorp. and owner of the Studebaker name, said the newest Studebaker will debut in April 2003 and most likely will be introduced at the New York Auto Show.According to Kelly, the new Studebaker is built on an all-new platform. Its debut coincides with the 40th anniversary of Avanti, the last new passenger car introduced by Studebaker before the U.S. automaker, then based in South Bend, Ind., went out of business in the mid-1960s.
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