GM Debuts Diesel Manual Body-On-Frame SUV Despite Giving Us The Astra
June 11th, 2012 1:31 PM Share
Even though the gods of the Ren Cen that nobody ever buys. Ever.
The Thai-built Trailblazer shares a platform with the next-generation Colorado compact pickup. Despite extensive market research that suggests a potential market of 300 million Americans for the diesel version with the 5-speed manual version, GM has decided against bringing the Trailblazer to North America, leaving a gaping hole in its current lineup of the Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado. Ultimately, GM’s move to ignore the healthy, oft-neglected “former 4.0 Cherokee owner” market will result in their eventual downfall, especially if the Holden Commodore SS Ute never makes it to North America.
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Published June 11th, 2012 1:31 PM
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One only has to look at the stunning success of the solid front axle, manually shifted transfer case Ford Super Duty trucks to realize there IS a huge market for rigs like these. If you wear a tie to work every day, don't waste server space responding to this,YOU are the tiny minority in this country...the very one's whose children can't even change a light bulb...
...“former" 4.0 Cherokee owner? Who said anything about former? Honestly though, I would love a modern alternative to the Cherokee. Is the market for a smallish, sturdy, reliable 4X4 SUV that tiny? The nameplate has been dead for 11 years but I see dozens on the road every day, not counting my own daily driver. Clean used examples sell for thousands more than they should on Craigslist. There has to be a market for something like this, right?
GM has a dozen great business cases for never making anything I'd actually buy. I probably buy at least two new cars a year, and am well on my way to at least three this year though. Oh well. They don't care about me. I won't care when they're gone.
I want one