GMC boss Duncan Aldred effectively swept any chance of a Jeep Wrangler rival from GMC with his most recent comments. Following news that GMC is still intrigued by the possibility of a subcompact crossover SUV, Aldred said a Wrangler rival was off the table at GMC.
“I don’t think it’s worth trying to take on Wrangler,” he told Automotive News. “But I think there’s an opportunity somewhere in that space.”
Rumors have been floated for a couple of years now, which pegged GMC to be working on a body-on-frame SUV. Some believed this would be the Jeep Wrangler rival many have been hoping for. It remains unclear if plans for some sort of new body-on-frame SUV are still on the table at all, however. It’s also been rumored that GMC may take on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and there’s a vacant spot atop the brand’s lineup now that the 2017 GMC Acadia is a mid-size crossover.