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    1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

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    >>Rumor #1, The Vehicle:

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    Rumors suggest the SUV could return to the U.S. market.

    Just about a month ago, Chevrolet revealed an updated version of its Traiblazer SUV for the Chinese market. The facelift brought a major design refresh but a new set of spy shots hints the automaker is already working on the successor of the model. Unfortunately, this highly camouflaged prototype is not showing a lot and, in fact, it might be a just mule that is not wearing the production body for the model.

    The rugged SUV will be based on the same architecture that also underpins the Colorado and Canyon. Not much else is known at the moment, but from the spy photos, we can see it will be considerably larger than the current model and will probably offer a more off-road adapted suspension.

    >>Rumor #2, The production plant:

    The rugged SUV will be based on the same architecture that also underpins the Colorado and Canyon.


    >>The Colorado and Canyon are manufactured in the Wentzille, MO production plant. GM has proposed a one billion dollar expansion of that plant (for reasons not stated).

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    May 2, 2019

    General Motors officials are expected to meet with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday to discuss a $1 billion expansion project at the company’s Wentzville assembly plant.

    Although details of the expansion were not immediately available, GM is expected to request a package of incentives from the state to help pay for job training and retooling at the light truck and van manufacturing facility, situated about 40 miles from St. Louis in St. Charles County.








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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Discussion:

    Should General Motors bring back the Chevrolet Trailblazer (probably as a body-on-frame vehicle)?

    Would you buy one?








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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    The rugged SUV will be based on the same architecture that also underpins the Colorado and Canyon.
    Playing Catch Up again. The RWD Explorer, might be a Market for it! How many Durangos are Sold?

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Discussion:

    Should General Motors bring back the Chevrolet Trailblazer (probably as a body-on-frame vehicle)?

    Would you buy one?
    I might buy one but if it's priced out of the world like a lot of the new products then I'd probably pass it over.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    They brought back the midsize truck before anyone else. Very smart move. Most people want CUV/Suv that are unibody not body on frame and they are lighter and more refined. So because GM is now possibly following ford with the return of Trailblazer you said they are Shadow of it former self. Far from it. GM is making money not making cars that people just like but don't buy. They are company and it first objective is to make a profit. The market is so crazy, its smart with them not to try anything to fancy right now and improve on current products. Have you seen the interior shots of the 2020 Acadia it looks nicely updated.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by pontiacgt02 View Post
    They brought back the midsize truck before anyone else. Very smart move. Most people want CUV/Suv that are unibody not body on frame and they are lighter and more refined. So because GM is now possibly following ford with the return of Trailblazer you said they are Shadow of it former self. Far from it. GM is making money not making cars that people just like but don't buy. They are company and it first objective is to make a profit. The market is so crazy, its smart with them not to try anything to fancy right now and improve on current products. Have you seen the interior shots of the 2020 Acadia it looks nicely updated.

    The 2019 Acadia interior is exactly the same, except the removed the shifter, moved the cupholders and heated seat buttons, and added push buttons for the gear selector, taking room away from the cubby under the radio/HVAC. I have a '19 and I love it, but I am not happy about the loss of the shifter on the center console. I also am not in love with the 2020 grille. It looks too big for the car.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Playing Catch Up again. The RWD Explorer, might be a Market for it! How many Durangos are Sold?

    GM, a Shadow of it's former Self.
    I wouldn't say "playing catchup again" like GM is always behind. Lincoln is playing catchup to Cadillac, the Blazer is more or less in a new segment, it took Ford long enough to field a Colorado competitor, etc..

    To the question of bringing back the Trailblazer, I'd take a wait and see approach as to how the Explorer does.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Playing Catch Up again. The RWD Explorer, might be a Market for it! How many Durangos are Sold?

    GM, a Shadow of it's former Self.
    A BOF Trailblazer would hardly be a direct competitor to the Unibody Explorer.

    BTW: I'm wondering if the new Explorer will be the home-run everyone thinks it's going to be. Sales of the Explorer exploded (no pun intended) when the current FWD generation debuted for 2011. 2011 sales were over DOUBLE 2010:

    http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01...sales-figures/

    The Market seems to like FWD based Crossovers over RWD.
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    No thank you Very little, My wife decided on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and I am leaning to the 2020 Lincoln Aviator to replace my 2017 GMC Yukon Denali XL. Our kids have grown, they have their own rides, so time to downsize. And sorry Chevy, Buick and Cadillac, other then your Full Size SUV's, you have nothing that I am interested in, your Middle entry SUV'S are all DULL and UNINSPIRING.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    IMHO A body on frame midsize SUV UNLESS is FULL ON offroad like a wrangler will always suffer VS a unibody vehicle and what will this DO an Explorer OR grand Cherokee NOT do? I do NOT see CHevrolet pricing it below those 2

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Didn't GM just recently trademark the name "Envoy"? It makes you wonder when they re-design the Colorado/Canyon that they will also build a Trailblazer/Envoy for N.A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wouldn't say "playing catchup again" like GM is always behind. Lincoln is playing catchup to Cadillac, the Blazer is more or less in a new segment,

    To the question of bringing back the Trailblazer, I'd take a wait and see approach as to how the Explorer does.
    I don't believe that Lincoln, is doing anything to "Reinvent It's Self" It is staying at the Top of the Ford Food Chain.

    The Blazer is making a New Segment? Where was the Trail Hawk, The Edge? Heck, you could even throw in the Journey, for 1/2 the price for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    A BOF Trailblazer would hardly be a direct competitor to the Unibody Explorer.

    BTW: I'm wondering if the new Explorer will be the home-run everyone thinks it's going to be. Sales of the Explorer exploded (no pun intended) when the current FWD generation debuted for 2011. 2011 sales were over DOUBLE 2010:

    http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01...sales-figures/

    The Market seems to like FWD based Crossovers over RWD.

    Ford is also introducing a 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility model. The new police model will sell well and put more Explorers on the road for the public to see (and give them a “tough” image): https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...or/3690347002/
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Playing Catch Up again. The RWD Explorer, might be a Market for it! How many Durangos are Sold?

    GM, a Shadow of it's former Self.
    Does Durango outsell the Traverse? Who knows how the RWD Explorer rides? or whether the new explorer will sell as as well as the outgoing one?
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Discussion:

    Should General Motors bring back the Chevrolet Trailblazer (probably as a body-on-frame vehicle)?

    Would you buy one?








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    I think they should. I'm fine with both a Chevy Trailblazer, or whatever it may be, and a GMC Envoy. But not like the old badge engineering fiasco's, they need to be different enough as to leave the uninformed guessing IMO. Second part: No I wouldn't because it will probably be priced beyond my humble means and by the looks of things, much bigger than I need.

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