GM needs this more than another crossover. GM's previous minivans never sold to GM's expectations, and they never knocked Chrysler from the top spot, but they did sell in respectable numbers and they had a lot of loyal, repeat buyers. If GM could develop a new minivan that is competetive with the latest Chrysler, Honda and Toyota vans it would go a long way toward rounding out Chevy's model line.
I think one reason the minivan market has declined so much in the past few years (in addition to the recession) is because GM and Ford stopped making minivans. There are a lot of loyal Ford and GM customers who would never buy a Chrysler, Toyota or Honda van, but would love a GM or Ford minivan if one were available.
Last edited by Joe McKinney; 07-22-2010 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Edited to correct a spelling error.
I don't know what is keeping General Van Winkle from producing another minivan.
Oh wait, minivans aren'e Kewl, SPUTEs are So Kewl.
At their current pace, they can change their name to General SPUTE Motors and go whole-hog with Howie making ridiculous ads for eternity.
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I like the basic approach, minivans are utility vehicles and there is nothing wrong with maximizing it, and the large windows are a good idea so that passengers can see what they are passing by.
While I like the wrap around skylight concept, weight and structural integrity will play a part here. Maybe something like the Bronco II "into the roof" rear side glass might work and give rear passengers a better view, but not sure how it would look on a production model.
Yes! GM needs one of these.. BAD!
Being that they have nothing in that segment now. I'm going to have to cling to my Astro because once it and others its age go, that will be the last of the minivan niche vehicles that GM will ever make unless they see the light. Come on GM! I can't help but be bitter about my lack of ability to buy a new vehicle that meets my specifications.
Thanks for the nice comments!
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