Lambda was designed to work for a minivan. GM is foregoing 60k - 100k in minivan sales because they don't have one, yet they have an awesome platform. It's sheer stupidity.Zete, I really like your thinking, although I'm not sold on the idea of a Chevy minivan given the competition and comparatively small sales (as far as I'm aware of, correct me if I'm wrong...)
Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the trucks/SUV's/CUV's!
Put the freakin' sliding doors on the Traverse as an option, worst case, and just make it work. I remain amazed at how often GM seems more intent on sending customers to competitors, where it's hard to extract them, as opposed to simply keeping them in the fold from the get go. They truly need some remedial studies on customer retention as they seem to have gotten all their customer focus from the idiots in the cell phone industry who spend more time pandering to new customers while ignoring (at best) existing, loyal customers.
edit: Did a quick look, seems there are about 400k minivan sales in the US per year. So maybe not 100k in sales, but GM could probably garner 50k, which would be a nice chunk of additional Lambda sales.