GMC Envoy XUV 2004-2005
GMC Envoy XUV 2004-2005
A weird combination of pickup truck and SUV, the Envoy XUV was distinguished by a retractable rear roof section, creating an open-topped load area that could accommodate tall objects. Customers didn't know what to make of the homely, expensive creation, and the market for people carrying small trees and tall case clocks proved small. GM expected to sell 90,000 annually but managed only 12,000 in 2004 and put the XUV out of its misery early in 2005.

Last updated August 22 2011: 1:32 PM ET
Join the Conversation
The cars of summer: 10 winners and losers

As the model year winds down, U.S. and Korean automakers are trouncing their Japanese rivals.

Find Your Next Car

Get the latest car news: