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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Ugly as sin. No thanks!

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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

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    SLOW NEWS DAY?

    Is GM seriously considering this, or did you just want to stir-the-pot?

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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit Orange View Post
    Personally the only way I'd consider this thing was if it were offered with AWD and had a 270 HP turbo I4 hooked up to it.
    I don't see AWD or the turbo 4 in the Montana. If they did, it would be the new Syclone.

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    I wonder about the Opel south Africa as I believe south Africa has a free trade agreement with the USA

    http://www.chevrolet.co.za/cars/util...-overview.html
    chevy south Africa "MINI site" for the UTE
    You missed the web address by just a little bit. http://www.chevrolet.co.za/cars/lumi...-overview.html

    Quote Originally Posted by autoplaybook View Post
    A Holden Ute-based El Camino would be a MUCH better idea than this warmed-over relic.
    I'm still up for that idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane Dumas View Post
    I said bring them both of them: the Gamma based Montana and the Zeta Ute!
    I'm up for this idea even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    I'd say it should be able to carry around 1000 lbs, get more than 30 mpg on the highway and base at $15,000 before options.
    The Montana (AKA: Tornado in some countries) already meets these goals.

    Quote Originally Posted by GM-Joe View Post
    There is a need for a small pickup in developed countries, plus as time goes on fuel consumption will be even more important. When this vehicle is ready for developed countries, then it might work.
    I think that as long as it works & passes all hurdles for sale in the US, GM can't really lose on this. Plus, if it becomes a big enough of a hit, the next generation could be better & would benefit from the newest technological advances.


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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Yep, I think it's payload is like 1,100 pounds.
    Payload of 1100 pounds or total of curb weight loaded minus curb weight? I've got to look up what the payload of the Holden Ute is, I think it may be 1300 pounds. I have a hard time seeing this thing toting 1100 pounds in the bed. It probably doesn't even weigh 3000 pounds itself.

    EDIT: I did find the 1100 pound payload elsewhere, but now I can't find the payload for the Holden Ute.
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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    Chrysler, VW and Subaru attempted to sell these so called "Utes" in N.A. and all failed. Forget about the Montana ever being sold here.
    The Subaru Baja is rather popular around here. I'd like one myself. Just the right formula for what I need.
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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit Orange View Post
    Payload of 1100 pounds or total of curb weight loaded minus curb weight? I've got to look up what the payload of the Holden Ute is, I think it may be 1300 pounds. I have a hard time seeing this thing toting 1100 pounds in the bed. It probably doesn't even weigh 3000 pounds itself.

    EDIT: I did find the 1100 pound payload elsewhere, but now I can't find the payload for the Holden Ute.
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    It's 2016 and Chevy decided to bring BOTH Utes over. Here is exclusive footage of a dealer trying to explain Chevy's new marketing strategy:

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    I think that's the 1st gen version. The 2nd gen, (2010 and forward) shares it's architecture with the Chevy Agile.
    And the Chevy Agile and Montana still have the Corsa B's platform.


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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    I say bring it on, especially at that price range.

    Small trucks used to be popular because they were much less expensive than full sized trucks. They were affordable and also served a purpose. Small trucks today are priced right there with full sized truck so there is no longer a price advantage to them.

    Bringing this over (or might I say up) for $12-$17k reintroduces a cost advantage to a small truck. Also, I could see myself spending that kind of money on a truck just to have one whenever I needed one.

    As cool as this would be I do think that the Chicken Tax could be a barrier to this. I also think that it would be difficult to make a profit on one of these @ $12k, even if the Chicken Tax didn't apply. If GM could pull this off though, it would be very good for new car buyers with tight budgets or those looking to purchase a truck for occasional light hauling.
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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    By the way, I actually do like the design of this.

    It is nice to see a truck that doesn't look like it was designed on a job site like most trucks today do.
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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    I would buy one sight unseen as long as it was under $20k. As of recently I've been seriously considering buying a classic BRAT or Rampage as I want something with a pickup bed with fuel economy at least in the high 20s and a tailgate that isn't so damn high.

    What's the bed length on these? I would have traded my Forester for a Baja but their beds are like 39'' with the tailgate up (measured one at a car lot) which isn't worth it to me.

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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    I see more Rangers around here than mid-sized pickups, so I believe there's still a market for a cheap compact pickup.

    GM will probably wait until someone else introduces one and captures the market.

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    Re: Should Chevy import the Ute? No, not that one, this one........

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
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    Is GM seriously considering this, or did you just want to stir-the-pot?
    It's a NO news day. Just stirring the pot.
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