Report: GM Axed Plans For Midsize BOF SUV for North America

Apparently, in an effort to raise cash and help fund electrification, GM was planning to build a midsize body-on-frame SUV for North America. But a new report says that those plans are over. And have been for some time.

The report, from Musclecarsandtrucks.com, says that GM was planning a midsizer built on a good old fashioned frame. It would have been a GMC product that wasn’t offered by Chevrolet. Making it the only one. It would also have been a potential rival for the Ford Bronco that we’ve seen rumors of for longer than the C8 but is still nowhere on the horizon.

The new SUV was going to be based on the 32XX platform, which was to underpin a new generation of Colorado and Canyon. So maybe a replacement for the Chevrolet Trailblazer that’s sold in other markets.

But MC&T says that last November’s restructuring killed the new SUV. GM decided to refresh the existing Colorado and Canyon platform, which meant that a North American-bound SUV was no longer on the cards.

Of course, if you were hoping for a midsize SUV, there aren’t many other choices. The Toyota 4Runner, and maybe the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited? GM would be happy to direct you to one of its cornucopia of crossovers, though. Or perhaps to the next-generation of full-size SUV, with a new Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, and Escalade expected to break cover in the next year or so.

Musclecarsandtrucks.com

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