Avanti Motors Corporation built Camaro/Firebird-based Avantis
from 2000 to 2003 and Mustang-based Avantis from 2004 thru 2006. The company was originally based in Villa Rica, Georgia and later relocated to Cancun, Mexico. They also introduced a new Studebaker XUV
and a version of the SVO Lister. The XUV became a newsworthy sensation when introduced at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show. Production of the Avanti dwindled then stopped near the end of 2006.