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    Three new Crossovers I designed

    Hello. Here, I thought about creating crossovers to replace the Theta CUVs (Chevy Equinox, Pontiac Torrent, Saturn Vue). So, on a slightly shortened and lowered platform, I created three new CUVs.

    Chevrolet Nomad:


    The "rough and ready" CUV is ready for the city while offering a rough look that can be described similar to a bulldog. The Nomad would replace the Equinox, slotting above the HHR, but below the upcoming Traverse. It features a windshield that connects to the sunroof (similar to the Opel Astra feature), and has a sleek and sporty 3-door design. The taillights mimic those of the HHR, but offering 3 lamps instead of two. The front end combines retro looks (bulging fenders and hood), with the new Chevy grill seen on the Malibu.

    Price: $19,000
    Seating: 4-5, depending on seating option of captain chairs in back.
    MPG: 25 mpg Hwy


    Pontiac Rage:

    The Sport's Car CUV of the group is by far the meanest looking of the trio, which bonds well to it's name. Even the red color helps highlight the nature of "The Rage". Replacing the Vibe and Torrent as the Utility vehicle in the Pontiac lineup, this CUV is bigger than the Vibe, yet smaller than Torrent. It features rear suicide doors (a-la Mazda RX-8), and a sleek roofline. The front end can best be described as "Solstice taken to Extreme". The twin Pontiac grill is featured up front, while the headlights have a snarling look to them. Various ground spoilers help highlight the performance potential of this CUV. It would have either a fuel efficient 5 cylinder engine, or a V6 in the top GT model.

    Price: $23,000
    Seating: 4-5, depending on seating options.
    MPG: 23 mpg hwy.



    Buick Regina:


    The Elegant and sculpted CUV of the trio, the Regina is designed to slot below the Enclave. Offering a sculpted and sleek body, the Regina is designed to appeal to older buyers who don't need to move 7 people with the Enclave but want luxurious utility, and to appeal to younger buyers who like the idea of the Cadillac SRX and Escalade, but don't want to be that flashy and flamboyant. The Regina features classic Buick design cues, such as the chrome side portholes. The signature Buick grill has been slightly altered, but still features the waterfall design of Buick. The headlights are zenon with blue rings, similar to Enclave. The interior is rich with real wood and leather and has a flowing design around the cabin, making passengers feel snug. The Regina also features optional Granite trim on the dash.

    Price: $25,000
    Seating: 5
    MPG: 23 mpg hwy


    And here's a picture of all 3 side-by-side:
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    Re: Three new Crossovers I designed

    Hey man, I think you did a good job of capturing each brand! My favourite is the Buick I think... great front end. Your headlights are nicely detailed, and I like the split in the bumper below the grille. Your lower intake and foglights are excellent too... the kind of detail Buicks need and deserve.

    Your designs all drift off as you get near the rear.. bit of a perspective problem. Great start though! If you can work at keeping your rear ends in line you'll have some fantastic designs!
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    Wow! That's a great idea!
    I have a few suggestions though:
    -Price the Buick a bit higher (Around $26,500 with dest. included):
    That way, it becomes a competitor to the X3, RDX, etc... but at
    a cheaper price point.
    -Instead of having a 4/5 seat option, make a 4+1 option available
    (4 captains chairs and a pop up rear center chair just in case),
    like on the Mazda5 (except 4+1 instead of 6+1).
    -Make a Holden version of the Pontiac (and of course make it
    more Holden like)
    -I'm not a fan of the 1999 Buick Regal grille, could you try to make it
    look a little more elegant please? (And maybe call it something else)
    -Ditch the Chevy version, they have enough cars to sell as it is.
    -Make a Cadillac version (since a new Cadillac CUV will be coming up
    soon anyway) and maybe a SAAB version.
    -If you need any help, don't hesitate.
    Otherwise, really great idea, and great drawings too!
    Nice work

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    Re: Three new Crossovers I designed

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel/_
    Wow! That's a great idea!
    I have a few suggestions though:
    -Price the Buick a bit higher (Around $26,500 with dest. included):
    That way, it becomes a competitor to the X3, RDX, etc... but at
    a cheaper price point.
    -Instead of having a 4/5 seat option, make a 4+1 option available
    (4 captains chairs and a pop up rear center chair just in case),
    like on the Mazda5 (except 4+1 instead of 6+1).
    -Make a Holden version of the Pontiac (and of course make it
    more Holden like)
    -I'm not a fan of the 1999 Buick Regal grille, could you try to make it
    look a little more elegant please? (And maybe call it something else)
    -Ditch the Chevy version, they have enough cars to sell as it is.
    -Make a Cadillac version (since a new Cadillac CUV will be coming up
    soon anyway) and maybe a SAAB version.
    -If you need any help, don't hesitate.
    Otherwise, really great idea, and great drawings too!
    Nice work
    Well, I had to price the Buick that low because I don't want it to overlap with the Enclave. I guess the price can be raised a little bit.

    I didn't want to do a Cadillac, because that would be too similar to Buick. I guess I could do a Cadillac and price it around $30,000.

    As for the Chevrolet, I considered making it a GMC to slot below the Acadia, but I felt Chevy needed it.

    I'll keep working on new designs.
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