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Interesting things I read about GM and realized

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I thought I would share how global GM is becoming. I will list cars that are sold in GM under different names in different markets:

Holden Commodore- Australia( rear wheel drive mid sized car)

Sold as:

Pontiac G8- United States

Chevrolet Omega- Brazil

Chevrolet Lumina- Middle East/Africa

Vauxhall VXR8- United Kingdom

Holden Statesman/Caprice- fullsized rear drive luxury car)

Sold as:

Chevrolet Caprice- Middle East

Buick Park Avenue- China

Daewoo- LX4

?? Maybe United States in the future as a Buick

Daewoo Windstorm- Korea

Sold as:

Chevrolet Captiva- Europe/United Kingdom and other places

Opel Antara- Europe

Holden Captiva- Australia

Vauxhall Antara- United Kingdom

Saturn VUE- United States

Soon to be a Buick

Pontiac Solstice( United States)- two seater convertible roadster

Sold as:

Saturn Sky- United States

Opel GT- Europe

Daewoo GX2- Korea

Daewoo Tosca- Korea( front wheel drive mid sized car)

Sold as:

Holden Epica- Australia

Chevrolet Epica- Europe and other places( not in Canada anymore)

Opel Astra- Europe and other countries outside Europe( compact car)

Sold as:

Vauxhall Astra- United Kingdom

Saturn Astra- United States

Holden Astra- Australia

Chevrolet Astra- Brazil /Russia

Opel Vectra- (Midsized/family car Europe)

Sold as:

Saturn Aura- United States ( different exterior and interior styling)

Vauxhall Vectra- United Kingdom

Chevrolet Malibu- United States( different exterior and interior styling)

Pontiac G6- United States( different exterior and interior styling)

SAAB-9-3- World wide ( different styling interior and exterior)

The British counterpart of Opel, Vauxhall Motors, is considering changing the name of the Vectra to Insignia for the 2008 model year.

(Was sold at Holden and Chevrolet- GM Brazil)

Daewoo Gentra- Korea ( compact car)

Sold as:

Chevrolet Aveo - United States

Chevrolet Lova- China

Holden Barina (TK)- Australia

Pontiac G3- Mexico

Pontiac Wave- Canada

GM minivans- Chevrolet Uplander, Saturn Relay, Buick Terazza- ( United States)

Was an Oldsmobile Silhouette

Was a Pontiac Montana SV6 in the United States, still sold in Canada

Was a Opel and Vauxhall Sintra

Buick GL8- China

GM mindsized SUVs:

Sold As:

Chevrolet Trailblazer- Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

Was Buick Rainier- United States

Was Oldsmobile Bravada

SAAB 9-7x- United States

GMC Envoy- United States

Isuzu Ascender - United States

I found this line quite funny, but it is true:

The Oldsmobile Bravada body shell is still in production as the Buick Rainier and the Saab 9-7X

This part was funny to me:

The Saab 9-7X is a Saab-branded mid-size luxury SUV based on the GM GMT platform, which also includes the Chevrolet TrailBlazer (and for this the 9-7X has been given the nickname "Trollblazer", even if it is not built in Trollhättan, Sweden, the traditional production town for Saabs), GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and the Isuzu Ascender. It is built on the same USA production line in Moraine, Ohio, using most of the same parts as its sister vehicles. With the exception of the Trailblazer SS and the Envoy Denali, it is the most expensive SUV out of GM's mid-size SUVs. The 9-7X is the first American-built Saab.

Cadillac STS: ( luxury sedan)- United States

Cadillac SLS- China ( modified and lengthened)

116.4 in (2957 mm)

Length 196.3 in

197.6 in (V)

Width 72.6 in

The Pontiac G8 is about the same size as an STS with a wider width.

The Chinese Buicks:

The Regal they sell in China was the Regal we used to sell here before LaCrosse. Holden redesigned it for Buick China. The LaCrosse is on the same platform as ours, but as I have stated before and have shown you, look totally different. They used to sell the Century we had here in China before the Regal we used to have was introduced there. They sell the Chinese Buick Regal in the Philippines as the Chevrolet Lumina.

Here is a little interesting info. That new Camaro coming to market? The platform is from the Holden Commodore. The Holden Monaro is coming back and Pontiac will bring the Pontiac GTO back again on that same platform.


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:o Are you serious? How did you get all this information? :scratchchin:

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:o Are you serious? How did you get all this information? :scratchchin:

I sat and researched and verified the information, and made the chart. It is all accurate. I just did not do the cars sold in the United States by platforms and groups. That was not all of it. I did not do the products sold here.

There is still duplication across the car lines in the United States. The reason for that is there has to be a business case for each car. In order to make a product successful, the cost have to be shared.


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Technically the Vectra stuff isn't correct. Saab 9-3 used the Epsilon as a basis to create a new platform. The cousins were all different enough to be non-interchangeable between plants, and lead to the G6 convertible production delay.


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It is quite a lot to learn.....

And it changes all the time...

It can be tough to be a GM fan sometimes... :yes:


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