GMC ENVOY
AP
General Motors will cease production of the Envoy XUV on March 31.
updated 2/18/2005 3:31:12 PM ET 2005-02-18T20:31:12

General Motors Corp. is ending production of the Envoy XUV, a five-passenger sport utility vehicle that can also be used as a pickup truck.

The plant will continue to make seven-passenger versions of the Envoy, including the Envoy Denali, a luxury version of the vehicle, Kathy Odem, a spokeswoman at the plant that makes the vehicle, said Friday.

Inalfa Roof Systems Inc., which makes the sliding rear roof for the XUV, said GM told its suppliers last week that it would stop making the vehicles amid lackluster sales. Production, which began 18 months ago, will cease March 31. The XUV is made exclusively at the Oklahoma City plant.

The company said the decision will not affect jobs at the plant. GM employs more than 2,200 people in Oklahoma City. Workers also assemble seven-passenger versions of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Isuzu Ascender.

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