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SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« on: April 12, 2008, 03:24:41 PM »

definitely not for the birkenstock crowd. :-)  larger pics at the link.

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SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV



Alton's offering sets new standards for conspicuous consumption

While most automakers are jumping on the trend of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, Alton Manufacturing has taken the opposite route. They've created a whole new vehicle category with their extreme-SUV variant, the "XUV"

The XUV weighs in at an eye-popping 13 tons, and includes such features as hardwood floors, a 42 inch plasma TV, two smaller drop-down TVs, a 42-speaker sound system, custom captain's chairs, and four computer workstations.

Oh, and a train horn too ... in case someone doesn't see you coming.

Based on a modified Ford F-650 platform, the XUV is powered by a 7.2L turbocharged diesel engine built by Caterpillar. The purchase price will set you back nearly 200 gran, a figure that likely pales besides the estimated annual fuel bill.

Autoblog has a short video of Alton's XUV up on Youtube.

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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 06:58:25 PM »
hardwood floors???? oh my.

Man it would be worth it just to drive one through Berkeley. :-)
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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 07:06:03 PM »
"I want wingback chairs and a stone floor."  :rofl:

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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 08:38:02 PM »
Another one...  :rotf:

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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 08:42:23 PM »


good heavens.

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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 08:54:49 PM »


good heavens.

He looks like a big boy.  He probably uses it for grocery shopping. 
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Re: SUV Not Big Enough for You? Try an XUV (w/ pic goodness)
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 08:59:15 PM »


good heavens.

He looks like a big boy.  He probably uses it for grocery shopping. 

I'll bet it poops minicoopers. :-)