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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    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/
    Ford sold a lot of Taurus Police cars too and it didn't sell any Civilian versions.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    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, it took Ford long enough to field a Colorado competitor, etc.
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    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?

    I just buy an newer model Trailblazer EXT and fix it up.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Ford sold a lot of Taurus Police cars too and it didn't sell any Civilian versions.

    Tough.
    Ford did not sell many of the Taurus Police cars. That was a short lived project, but your right they sold very few civilian Taurus either.
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Looks like the same ugly Trailblazer we have had for 3 years, badged as a Holden.

    SUV body on Colorado frame.

    https://www.holden.com.au/cars/trail...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Car View Post
    Looks like the same ugly Trailblazer we have had for 3 years, badged as a Holden.

    SUV body on Colorado frame.

    https://www.holden.com.au/cars/trail...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I don't think it's ugly mate but a little underdone for the US market
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    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?
    Durango is Capacity constrained as most of the Unibody SUV production is shifted towards the Grand Cherokee which can sell about 25K Per month. to Compare FCA's unibody RWD SUV's with The GM's Traverse:

    Q1 2019
    Jeep Grand Cherokee 57,749
    Chevy Traverse 34,223
    Dodge Durango 17,019

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Forget body on frame vehicles. Very few go off roading. The market is moving and body on frame is not needed.

    Who will make hot rod soft road awd cuv will own the market for hot rod version and more boring stablemates...

    Imo body on frame hard off roaders are limited sales items except for jeep wranglers which is a niche for ither manufacturers...

    Better off going for sports car like four door all weather attack vehicles for the street.

    Thats what people are really clamoring for in the next few years...
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    This is a strong SUV and CUV market. There are enough buyers for both and still make money.

    Add in that there is a global market to also help the body on frame sales just as there has been for the mid size truck architecture.

    They will do well with this and will pick up that group of buyers between the Tahoe and the unibody crowd they are missing.

    This is a much smaller risk and higher profit venture than introducing a new small sedan.

    The key right now is ATP not volume. A model like this would have a much better ATP than a Small car sold in one market.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Isnt the Trailblazer coming back as a small Trax replacement? What the heck is GM doing?
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evo69 View Post
    Isnt the Trailblazer coming back as a small Trax replacement? What the heck is GM doing?
    Maybe the internet and spies have got their wires crossed. The next gen Trax will be what it will be and this will show up as the Trailblazer .

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Maybe the internet and spies have got their wires crossed. The next gen Trax will be what it will be and this will show up as the Trailblazer .
    This is getting confusing. The Trailblazer sits on the new VSS-F platform in China. So let's use another name (GMC Jimmy?) for a Colorado variant.

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    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.
    Sales of Explorer "exploded" because it finally became competitive. It didn't matter if it was FWD based or RWD based. The previous version was very long in the tooth and was an outdated body on frame vehicle.

    The new RWD Explorer is a Unibody very updated vehicle. It will sell well because the Explorer name has HUGE equity and a built in buyer base.

    The only thing the new Explorer has in common with this "Trailblazer" is RWD based. Body on frame vehicles typically do not have the NVH characteristics of unibody vehicles, which is what the buying public demands. BTW, for the uninformed, the vast majority of new Explorer buyers will have no idea that it is RWD based. They will drive it, and if they like it, will buy it. Just like most current Explorer buyers have no idea that it is FWD based. I know this, as I talk to a lot of them. My Sport is very popular, and I still get Explorer owners coming up to me asking about it (yes it is a 2013, but still looks new at 102K miles. No door dings or damage of any kind). We get into discussions about their Explorer, and I always get a chuckle at how few know it is FWD.

    For Jb, the new Explorer ST might be that Sport CUV / SUV that you are talking about. I guess we need to wait for reviews.
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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    Durango is Capacity constrained as most of the Unibody SUV production is shifted towards the Grand Cherokee which can sell about 25K Per month. to Compare FCA's unibody RWD SUV's with The GM's Traverse:

    Q1 2019
    Jeep Grand Cherokee 57,749
    Chevy Traverse 34,223
    Dodge Durango 17,019
    you forgot the Enclave, XT5, Acadia and Blazer in the count

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    Re: 1 Rumor + 1 Rumor = Chevy Trailblazer?

    Since the Tahoe has become a strictly Chevy's Cadillac and airport livery standby, Chevy literally has no off road oriented SUV. Kinda pathetic the people who gave us the Blazer have literally nothing like a '69 Blazer today.

    Do a "Carryall" type Blazer and make it a Colorado pickup with the back of the cab cut out and a steel roof over a rubber lined rear storage area - or even the Colo's steel bed on the base model - that can haul dirty things and be hosed out, and not a damned third seat. Be greedy and all profit-y Miss Mary, and make people get the zillion other, cheaper to make largish awd CUVs you sell, or the $60K Tahoe for three rows.

    Making the second seat roomier with reclining seats is better than putting in a tiny third jump seat. Put a middle jump seat in front and call it a six seater if you have to, but for the sake of Christ, spare us another 3 row 'segment leader' - make your own dayum segment - like the '69 Blazer.

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