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MKC - 2014 SOP, XT4 - 2018 SOP
MKT - 2009 SOP, XT6 - 2019 SOP
The Colorado did beat the Ranger to the game, Ford was working on the Transit Van, and a REAL new pick-up.
Now Ford finally has the Ranger out; where is GM's van?
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I just buy an newer model Trailblazer EXT and fix it up.
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Looks like the same ugly Trailblazer we have had for 3 years, badged as a Holden.
SUV body on Colorado frame.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 57,749
Chevy Traverse 34,223
Dodge Durango 17,019
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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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.
Isnt the Trailblazer coming back as a small Trax replacement? What the heck is GM doing?
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GM must return its divisions to being interdependent entities within the corporation. Decentralize and free the different divisions talents to foster brand differentiation and customer loyalty.
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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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.