Chevrolet To Get Re-Badged Nissan NV Vans
May 14th, 2013 11:25 AM Share
Starting in late 2014, you’ll be able to buy a Nissan NV with a Chevrolet badge.
Published May 14th, 2013 11:25 AM
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The article doesn't say anything about cancelling another product. The move predicts customers will migrate to more fuel efficient vans. This is an easy way for GM to get into this rather small segment quickly. I wouldn't draw any big conclusions about NA Vehicles or the Detroit 3 viability. They are all doing pretty well right now.
@doctor olds "The Combo is LARGER than the NV200" Well why not use the Combo? The NV200 is the same as the Global Nissan NV200?? To be quite honest I would use neither. These are North American only. http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2012-Nissan-NV3500-passenger-van-03.jpg "We like our liberties here, including the liberty to hurt ourselves!" Thanks for agreeing with me on the inadequacies of the US regulations.
You are conflating vehicle technical specifications with societal behaviors. Vehicles compliant with Euro standards require modifications to comply, notably diesel emissions. Poor rear crashworthiness helped seal the Manaro based GTO's fate by requiring most of the trunk be taken for fuel tank relocation. It complied with Euro standards of the time. Decades of experience in compliance founds what I write. I have been the suit across the table from bureacrats, thank goodness only a few times. WRT societal behaviors, bear some facts in mind. We have at least 3 states with bigger economies, about as many or more people than Australia, and another 47, several of which are not far behind in magnitude. We are a patchquilt of variation and sum to an economy that is far and away the largest on Earth. Driving through America is like touching the little toe of an Elephant and then proclaiming you know what the animal is. I don't mean to invalidate your opinions so much as reject them as worthy stereotypes for our entire society. I love the connection between Aus and US and remember the thrill of hearing a bar band strike up Sweet Home Alabama in Richmond, outside of Sydney. I also remember realizing they don't put much alcohol in your beer! Wish I could see the V8 Supercar race in Texas!
@doctor olds "You are conflating vehicle technical specifications with societal behaviors" The technical specifications are separate from the haphazard attitudes. US vehicles have to be modified to meet our regulations. "I also remember realizing they don’t put much alcohol in your beer" Depends on the beer!! XXX Lite and you could drink that all day and feel good. Doctor Olds you have your ideas on US attitudes to safety I have mine observing and talking too people in the US on that and other matters.