General Motors has announced it will no longer sell the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Captiva Sport crossover. The Captiva was revived as a fleet-only Chevrolet model three years ago after being sold in North America as the Saturn Vue from 2008-2010.
Jim Cain, a spokesman for GM, told Automotive News the final U.S. Captiva Sport was built in August. The model will continue to be built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico for the Mexican market and export.
Chevrolet believes the 2015 Trax subcompact crossover will fill the gap left by the departing Captiva Sport. With a full SUV lineup, consisting of the Trax, Equinox and Traverse, the demand for the aging Captiva will be minimal.
The Captiva Sport was originally put on sale as a fleet-only model three years ago to curb fleet sales of the Equinox, which was in short retail supply at the time and still remains in high demand today. GM sold the most Captiva Sports in 2013, moving 47,600 units, and has sold 35, 275 through to October of this year.