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    GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

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    SAN DIEGO -- Given that GMC's entire product lineup is shared with Chevrolet, it begs the question: Will GMC get a version of the new Chevy Trax small crossover?

    "I think that is certainly possible," Trax chief engineer Al Manzor said when asked about the possibility during a media drive here.

    Manzor said that the 2015 Trax has received "a lot of great feedback" from automotive writers who have driven it, generating questions about "opportunities with other brands."

    The Trax will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships this month, the 67th country of sale since the vehicle was launched in Mexico in late 2012. Rebadged versions are sold as the Buick Encore, which went on sale in the U.S. in early 2013, and the Opel Mokka in Europe. Chevy executives say the Trax adds a versatile option to the small end of the brand's lineup.

    But a GMC version could create showroom conflict with the Encore, says AutoPacific Inc. analyst Dave Sullivan. Most of General Motors' roughly 1,750 GMC dealerships also sell Buick.

    Unlike the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, large crossovers that share underpinnings but with decidedly distinct sheet metal, the Trax would be tougher to differentiate as a GMC, Sullivan says.

    "Sibling brands should complement each other, not fight for sales," Sullivan says.



    Discussion Question: Is there room in the GMC/Buick showroom for a GMC version of the Chevrolet Trax? AND, if so; what should it be named?


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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Just do it. I would name it the GMC "Safari".

    A certain percentage (ok, micro percentage) will pay for a GMC "Insert Name Here" Denali version of the Trax. It can be a unique and very profitable new opportunity for this imported vehicle.

    Encore, Trax or GMC copy? Who cares, at least GM gets the sale.

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    There is no need for a Terrain-Equinox relationship for the Trax. Do something different. Something that Chevy doesn't offer!
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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Maybe GM will actually spend the money to make the interior worthy enough to actually compete.
    Mary, you still awake?

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.



    Why does everyone else have to do it?
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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Pontiac G3 anyone ? Don't go any further than the Trax and the Buick version. Been down that path before GM

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Perhaps GMC would be wilder version of the Buick?

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Two versions of the same car is enough. GMC should have something different.

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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    GMC needs something more butch. Plus, a more powerful engine.

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    One vehicle for three divisions? That sounds like old GM stuff.

    Why not try something like the Wrangler? It could still be a smaller vehicle, the difference being that it would have actual off-road capability.

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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dequindre View Post
    One vehicle for three divisions? That sounds like old GM stuff.

    Why not try something like the Wrangler? It could still be a smaller vehicle, the difference being that it would have actual off-road capability.
    Agreed.

    Instead of another version of the same car, how about entering a new market that you're not in? GMC is just dying for unique products. A Wrangler fighter, Grand Cherokee fighter, etc. should come to market instead of this IMHO.
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    Re: GMC Trax Version? "I think that is certainly possible," Trax Chief Engineer Says.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dequindre View Post
    One vehicle for three divisions? That sounds like old GM stuff.

    Why not try something like the Wrangler? It could still be a smaller vehicle, the difference being that it would have actual off-road capability.
    That is exactly what I was going to post. I think GMC has proven that it can support a unique product.

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