• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    Rumorpile: GM Plans On Adding More Crossovers For Cadillac and Chevrolet


    • A Subcompact model for Cadillac, While Chevrolet Considers A Midsize model

    Sales of crossovers have been booming in the past year thanks to lower gas prices. Sensing a huge opportunity, General Motors is planning to add more crossovers to its various brands.

     

    The Detroit Bureau reports that Cadillac is planning to add a crossover that will compete with the likes of the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. We first reported on this back in November as Cadillac plans to add a compact, subcompact, and full-size crossover to its lineup in the next few years. No mention was given in either report of when we'll see the subcompact crossover.

     

    Meanwhile at Chevrolet, sources say the brand is considering a new midsize model to slot in between the Equinox and Traverse. This model would come with three-rows and compete against the likes of the Toyota Highlander and Ford Edge. Chevrolet is expected to move the Equinox slight down market and the Traverse slightly up market to give the new model some breathing room.

     

    Source: The Detroit Bureau

    0


    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    Blazer name was just trademarked... Looks like Chevy is getting itself some extra help.. probably about the current Equinox's size.. or slightly larger.. maybe on the tail of the Colorado 7.

     

    We all kno that Cadillac is getting a new under and over XT5 in 2017-18


    Buick Envision.. but when the EFF is the truck brand GMC's vehicles gonna show their face?

    Edited by Cmicasa the Great
    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Blazer name was just trademarked... Looks like Chevy is getting itself some extra help.. probably about the current Equinox's size.. or slightly larger.. maybe on the tail of the Colorado 7.

     

    We all kno that Cadillac is getting a new under and over XT5 in 2017-18

    Buick Envision.. but when the EFF is the truck brand GMC's vehicles gonna show their face?

     

    We think the next Acadia will be shown next week at Detroit.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I can see the Envision size being the smallest for Cadillac. I cannot see them doing a subcompact. That would be an error personally.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Man, it'd be great if the rumored Chevy model were a proper SUV like the Colorado 7 overseas. I won't hold my breath, though.

     

    When bringing up the competition, it's going to be the Edge OR the Highlander. Those are two very different vehicles that occupy different places in the market. The Highlander is currently cross-shopped with the Traverse, not Equinox.

     

    This all makes sense, though. The Equinox is currently a little large for the segment, and can be run up to a much higher price tag than it's rivals. 

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    These things are all things they have had planned but it is only now the pieces are falling in place. GM has done well with the CUV and SUV models and needed to get the cars up to speed. Now that they are there it is time to advance the SUV CUV models to the next level.

    Also they will focus to get more people to down size as they will have higher prices and lower sales on the full size models. We have seen them drop already and they will continue to drop. The pricing is the key to still make money but limit sales for future CAFE regs.

    I would not expect a Colorado 7 here as the styling would not play well. But a new Colorado based SUV should be in the cards. We have the Blazer name and All Terrain name registered and that leads me to a Chevy and GMC unibody RWD/AWD.

    As for Cadillac they will need to offer some smaller models as everyone else will too. They will not to be dependent on them but they need to at least find an acceptable offering exspecially for Europe.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I would not expect a Colorado 7 here as the styling would not play well. But a new Colorado based SUV should be in the cards. We have the Blazer name and All Terrain name registered and that leads me to a Chevy and GMC unibody RWD/AWD.

     

     

     

    I dunno about that. The Colorado 7 looks a lot like the current Colorado.. and tho there are differences.. they could easily be tweaked to align properly with the pick-up. Then again.. the Silverado doesn't exactly look like a twin to the Tahoe/Suburban either

     

     

    2013-Holden-Colorado-7-LTX-11.jpg

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I would not expect a Colorado 7 here as the styling would not play well. But a new Colorado based SUV should be in the cards. We have the Blazer name and All Terrain name registered and that leads me to a Chevy and GMC unibody RWD/AWD.

     

     

    I dunno about that. The Colorado 7 looks a lot like the current Colorado.. and tho there are differences.. they could easily be tweaked to align properly with the pick-up. Then again.. the Silverado doesn't exactly look like a twin to the Tahoe/Suburban either

     

     

    2013-Holden-Colorado-7-LTX-11.jpg

    It uses the overseas Colorado front clip so it would be gone for sure and the rear clip and doors are too Nissanish. I have seen many on web sites say they would like a vehicle like this but hope it would get a make over. I am sure it would.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I'm think that GM may... or should come up with a modular, changeable clip on bumper set-up that can be removed and reattached for those who are in need of off-road clearance capabilities

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

      Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor




  • Popular Stories

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. gmfannyc
      gmfannyc
      (34 years old)
  • Similar Content

    • By dfelt
      G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com
      GM CEO Mary Barra states BOLT will be platform for complete series of EVs!
      This is exciting to see in this interview that Road/Show posted with GM CEO Mary Barra who was excited to talk about the BOLT and was asked about a Hybrid or EV Camero and she says anything is possible. This was based on the interviewer asking her thoughts about the Hybrid announcement by FORD of the mustang. They also talked about Hybrid trucks in California and Fords announcements of other EV's and Hybrids. Much more on Crossovers / SUVs etc. They also talk about Cadillac subscription service. Pretty good interview only 4:46 min long. Currently driving an XT5.
      Road/Show chat with GM CEO Mary Barra
    • By William Maley
      Cadillac is going to have a quiet 2017, but 2018 looks to be a blockbuster year as the first of their needed crossovers will launch - the compact XT3. Thanks to a spy photographer, we have gotten our first look at it.
      General Motors' camouflage department did a really good job of covering up the XT3, so we can't really tell much about the design except that it looks like an even smaller XT5. One detail they weren't able to cover up is the intercooler, leading us to believe that the XT3 will come with turbocharged power - most likely the 2.0L turbo. A nine-speed automatic and the choice of front or all-wheel drive is likely. Platform-wise, expect the XT3 to use the underpinnings of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
      Source: Car and Driver

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Cadillac is going to have a quiet 2017, but 2018 looks to be a blockbuster year as the first of their needed crossovers will launch - the compact XT3. Thanks to a spy photographer, we have gotten our first look at it.
      General Motors' camouflage department did a really good job of covering up the XT3, so we can't really tell much about the design except that it looks like an even smaller XT5. One detail they weren't able to cover up is the intercooler, leading us to believe that the XT3 will come with turbocharged power - most likely the 2.0L turbo. A nine-speed automatic and the choice of front or all-wheel drive is likely. Platform-wise, expect the XT3 to use the underpinnings of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
      Source: Car and Driver
    • By William Maley
      Yesterday, news broke that General Motors and PSA Group (owner of Peugeot and Citroen) were in discussions on possibly selling Opel and Vauxhall. Already, the possible sale is under intense scrutiny from various European governments and unions. There are concerns about jobs being cut with this deal, and none are too happy that officials from local governments and unions were not included in the talks. There is also the possibility of political backlash coming to Germany and France as both will be holding elections later this year.
      "It's unclear whether GM will keep an Opel stake, who pays what and if anything will go through at all, given the political backlash," a source told Reuters.
      GM and PSA have declined to say what possible cuts to the workforce, plants, and other items that could be part of the deal. GM Europe employs roughly 38,000 workers - 19,000 are in Germany.
      “Almost all experts say that with this deal now being prepared between the large French, almost state-owned conglomerate and Opel, that especially the German Opel plants may be on the losing side,” saud Rainer Einenkel -- former works council chief at Opel’s Bochum plant, which was shut down.
      “The government has an interest in a successful future for the company and its sites. The government will, in light of the talks it’s holding with all parties involved, form an opinion,” said Steffen Seibert, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief spokesman.
      Over in Great Britain, there are concerns of Vauxhall being on the chopping block. Part of this comes from Britain deciding to the European Union. By leaving, the country would lose access to the EU Single Market which guarantees unconstrained trade across the member states. It would mean various countries would be leveraging tariffs on British-made goods, making production in the country less competitive. Also, if the deal was to go through, Vauxhall could be one of the first things to go when it comes time to cut costs.
      Unite, the British worker's union said the president of GM gave them assurance last year that there would not be any surprises in terms of GM's plants in Britain. With this deal, the union says those commitments had not been held.
      "It cannot be that the future of UK car workers’ jobs now lie in the hands of the French government and their backing for Peugeot," said Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey.
      Because of this, General Motors and PSA Group find themselves in damage control mode. GM CEO Mary Barra sent a memo to staff in the U.S. and Germany explaining the deal would be good for GM's future growth, the longevity of Opel's German operations, and shareholder value.
      “While there can be no assurance of any agreement, any possible transaction would enable PSA Groupe and Opel Vauxhall to leverage their complementary strengths, enhancing their competitive positions for the future in a rapidly changing European market,” said Barra in the message.
      A source tells Bloomberg that Barra and GM President Dan Ammann plan to meet with German government officials sometime in the future about the deal. Next week, PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet will officials. According to a source, Tavares plans on keeping Opel's management structure and keeping the brand as a German one.
      Source: Bloomberg, Reuters, 2

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Yesterday, news broke that General Motors and PSA Group (owner of Peugeot and Citroen) were in discussions on possibly selling Opel and Vauxhall. Already, the possible sale is under intense scrutiny from various European governments and unions. There are concerns about jobs being cut with this deal, and none are too happy that officials from local governments and unions were not included in the talks. There is also the possibility of political backlash coming to Germany and France as both will be holding elections later this year.
      "It's unclear whether GM will keep an Opel stake, who pays what and if anything will go through at all, given the political backlash," a source told Reuters.
      GM and PSA have declined to say what possible cuts to the workforce, plants, and other items that could be part of the deal. GM Europe employs roughly 38,000 workers - 19,000 are in Germany.
      “Almost all experts say that with this deal now being prepared between the large French, almost state-owned conglomerate and Opel, that especially the German Opel plants may be on the losing side,” saud Rainer Einenkel -- former works council chief at Opel’s Bochum plant, which was shut down.
      “The government has an interest in a successful future for the company and its sites. The government will, in light of the talks it’s holding with all parties involved, form an opinion,” said Steffen Seibert, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief spokesman.
      Over in Great Britain, there are concerns of Vauxhall being on the chopping block. Part of this comes from Britain deciding to the European Union. By leaving, the country would lose access to the EU Single Market which guarantees unconstrained trade across the member states. It would mean various countries would be leveraging tariffs on British-made goods, making production in the country less competitive. Also, if the deal was to go through, Vauxhall could be one of the first things to go when it comes time to cut costs.
      Unite, the British worker's union said the president of GM gave them assurance last year that there would not be any surprises in terms of GM's plants in Britain. With this deal, the union says those commitments had not been held.
      "It cannot be that the future of UK car workers’ jobs now lie in the hands of the French government and their backing for Peugeot," said Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey.
      Because of this, General Motors and PSA Group find themselves in damage control mode. GM CEO Mary Barra sent a memo to staff in the U.S. and Germany explaining the deal would be good for GM's future growth, the longevity of Opel's German operations, and shareholder value.
      “While there can be no assurance of any agreement, any possible transaction would enable PSA Groupe and Opel Vauxhall to leverage their complementary strengths, enhancing their competitive positions for the future in a rapidly changing European market,” said Barra in the message.
      A source tells Bloomberg that Barra and GM President Dan Ammann plan to meet with German government officials sometime in the future about the deal. Next week, PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet will officials. According to a source, Tavares plans on keeping Opel's management structure and keeping the brand as a German one.
      Source: Bloomberg, Reuters, 2
  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)