>>Rumor #1, The Vehicle:
May 17, 2019
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).
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.