By this time, you may have heard that GM is resurrecting the Theta II-based Saturn Vue as the Chevy Captiva. And you may have also heard that the Captiva will only be available for fleet purchase to companies such as rental car and taxi firms. Needless to say, GM’s rather unusual move initially had us perplexed… but we believe we may have discovered the true reason for the decision.
It’s no secret that practically all automakers make it a goal for their vehicles to have as high a resale value as possible. And it’s also no secret that fleet sales (usually) usually decrease those ever-important resale values.
So could it be that — instead of offering up heaps of Equinoxes to fleets — Chevy would instead offer a model not available for public purchase, thereby circumventing the decreased resale value conundrum? And could that model be the
Saturn Vue newly-born (for the U.S.) Chevy Captiva? We think so.
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