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Motor Trend To Announce 2002 ``Sport/Utility of the Year''



        --  On opening day at the 2002-model California International
            Auto Show, Motor Trend Magazine will unveil the winner of
            its internationally coveted "2002 Sport/Utility of the
            Year" award.

        --  In selecting this year's winner, Motor Trend editors
            tested every all-new or significantly changed 2002
            sport/utility vehicle in 10 tough tests. The eagle-eyed
            test staff critiqued such important factors as design,
            safety, on- and- off-road performance, technological
            advancement, quality of assembly, value and overall impact
            on the automotive market. Their goal was to choose one
            definitive winner: the most significant SUV of the
            2002-model year.

        --  Twelve editors of Motor Trend conducted rigorous tests on
            14 vehicles in an effort to determine this year's
            "Sport/Utility of the Year" award winner. The contenders
            for this year's competition included: Buick Rendezvous,
            Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Explorer,
            GMC Envoy, Honda CR-V, Isuzu Axiom, Jeep Liberty, Land
            Rover Freelander, Mercedes-Benz G-500, Mercedes-Benz
            ML500, Mercury Mountaineer, Nissan Xterra S/C and the
            Toyota Highlander.


        --  Wednesday, October 10, at 10:55 a.m.


        --  Anaheim Convention Center
        --  Ballroom D, Third Floor
        --  800 West Katella Avenue
        --  Anaheim, CA


        --  Motor Trend Magazine's Editor-In-Chief C. Van Tune
            announcing the winner of the internationally-coveted 2002
            "Sport/Utility of the Year" award.

        --  Top manufacturer executives hosting exciting press

        --  First glimpses of hundreds of exciting new 2002 cars,
            minivans, trucks and SUVs.

        --  Manufacturer specialists on site, distributing product
            literature and answering questions.