June 1, 2012 at 5:00 am #38285
Does any know if there will be an Equinox model equivalent to the GMC Terrain Denali in 2013?
June 1, 2012 at 11:07 am #40080
June 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm #40081
I would disagree with it. GMC is in a state where they are mostly rebadges of Chevrolets. The only reason GM kept GMC was because polls showed that GMC buyers would not go back to Chevrolet. If GM wants to show the profitability of GMC, I suggest they start making vehicles that Chevrolet does not.
June 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm #40083
I think it would be only in LTZ model if you add up all the goodies to match the Denali. Chevrolet does not have a specific trim levels to match with the Denali (Truck wise). And I heard resale values of GMC is higher than Chevrolets(don’t know if it’s true).
June 2, 2012 at 11:51 am #40085
They probably are, because of supply and demand and GMCs are “Exclusive”, but only slightly.
June 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm #40101
June 7, 2012 at 11:53 am #40103
I mean less of them are on the market and some people buying the type of cars GMC sells like having a unique-ish car which slightly raises demand in relation to supply which slightly raises resale value.
June 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm #40104
Everytime that I see a Terrain passing by I just feel like it’s so unique to see one since pretty much everyday I always see the Equinox
June 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm #40108
I opined about this a couple of years ago. In general, GMC may become the more masculine brand.
The example of the Equinox to the Terrain helps envision this kind of direction, where the Equinox is more feminine/mainstream while the Terrain is more bold/brash/masculine. The Equinox appeal to the more traditional car buyer, who perhaps doesn’t want to particularly stand out in a crowd, while the Terrain is the opposite.
But given that demand for the more masculine kind of vehicle may be less than that of the much more mainstream Equinox — leading to the evening out of resale values.
June 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm #40113
So then what are you trying to say in the end Alex?
June 8, 2012 at 10:55 am #40117
Yes Alex, but supply is also much lower, for example if your searching for a 2010 equinox you get 900 results but only 200 for terrain.
Alex is saying that resale values are the same.
June 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #40119
“GMC is in a state where they are mostly rebadges of Chevrolets.”
Incorrect. Both Chevrolet and GMC are just sales channels for GM products.
“The only reason GM kept GMC was because polls showed that GMC buyers would not go back to Chevrolet.”
Incorrect. GMC remains because its internal costs are very low and its profit margins on the brands products are very high.
“If GM wants to show the profitability of GMC, I suggest they start making vehicles that Chevrolet does not.”
Incorrect. Doing so would eat into the profitability of GMC as evident by slow-selling products like the discontinued Envoy XUV.
The correct solution for GMC is to “stay the course”.
June 10, 2012 at 4:14 am #40132
The Chevy is just run of the mill vehicle, the Denali stands out. Do you want a vehicle that 900 of your neighbors own or one that only 200 own?
I like it when these people who would never buy a GMC seem to know whats best for GMC or what us GMC owners want.
2012 Sierra Denali (#7)
June 10, 2012 at 7:02 am #40133
I own a Terrain myself so whenever I see one on the road it just feel special….. since i see Equinox every single day especially in LS and LT trim. Not a lot of LTZ
December 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm #40866
“The Chevy is just run of the mill vehicle, the Denali stands out. Do you want a vehicle that 900 of your neighbors own or one that only 200 own?”
It’s pretty much the same car. The Equinox stands out as much as the Terrain. I don’t see a distinction in status, just a distinction in styling taste: want a bold crossover get the GMC. Want a more refined (feminine?) one? The Equinox is the answer.
December 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm #40867
But then compare these two to the newly designed RAV4 ?
December 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm #40870
The new Rav is definetely an improvement over the outgoing model. But it’s still a good-ol’ boring Toyota.
December 2, 2012 at 12:13 am #40871
Have you seen the New RAV?? My good lord they should fire their interior designer…. or I wonder if they just told the scion interior designers to design the interior of the RAV4…. The front of the RAV4 looks like the Nissan Juke ripoff and the back end if you don’t pay attention it just seemed like they copy it right off from the GMC Terrain.
December 2, 2012 at 12:20 am #40874
Don’t you think it’s better than the outgoing model? At the very least, more modern?
Good points about the back end… will need to look at it a bit closer.
Here’s the ironic thing about Scion: it was never intended to be run the way it is today — like a normal company. As you know, everywhere else, Scions are simply Toyotas — and the original plan was to introduce a brand that offerred funky new cars every couple of years. For instance, the xB would have been a limited run model for 3 years, then it would have gone away altogether. Ultimately, all Scions are still designed by Toyota designers. But hey, when was Toyota known for its design, right? :))
December 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm #40879
It looks a bit better but ever since the “new” Camry comes out their interior just went downward besides the Avalon though
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