Pontiac Aztek

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The Pontiac Aztek is a mid-size crossover SUV that was produced by the General Motors marque Pontiac from the 2001 model year to the 2005 model year. The Aztek was mostly noteworthy for its exterior styling, for which it has been voted the ugliest car in the world by a British newspaper[1]. The Aztek was the first “crossover” SUV offered from General Motors.

Given the fact that the vast majority of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) were rarely taken off-pavement by their owners, much less driven under serious off-road conditions, a new type of car-based “crossover SUV” was marketed that was hoped would provide all the elements that customers actually wanted from their SUVs such as cargo carrying capacity, elevated seating height and the suggestion of an active outdoor lifestyle with fewer of the drawbacks typically associated with traditional SUVs such as poor gas mileage, uncomfortable ride, high step-in height, propensity to roll over, etc.

First shown to the public in 1999, the Pontiac Aztek concept car was fairly well received.[2] It featured “Xtreme” futuristic styling and promised maximum versatility in support of a young and active lifestyle for its intended Generation ‘X’ buyer demographic.

The production edition of the Aztek was launched with the tagline: “Quite possibly the most versatile vehicle on the planet.” in conjunction with CBS’s hit game show, Survivor in 2000.[3]

Colby Donaldson won this car as a prize during the final reward challenge of Survivor: The Australian Outback.[3]

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