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Take the Saturn PreVue as a case-in-point. This sporty crossover SUV concept was first shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show as the Opel Antara GTC, and debuted in Saturn trim at the 2006 New York Auto Show. A three-door sport-ute that combines the appearance of a coupe with the powerful stance and utility of an SUV, the handsome Saturn PreVue features a classic hardtop design without a B-pillar. Frameless windows and short overhangs emphasize its sporting nature, and Saturn says it embodies the sporty, aggressive, and emotional brand character that is emerging in its products. Other details include a brushed aluminum grille, jeweled LED front and rear lights, side vents, exhaust outlets embedded in the rocker panels, flush door handles, and polished 20-inch wheels.
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