With the recent success of the Buick Encore as well as the launch of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax in the United States, thoughts have begun stirring on whether or not this growing vehicle segment could create an opportunity for a GMC-badged version of the subcompact crossover of sorts in the future. GMC Granite, anyone?
“I think that is certainly possible,” noted one Trax engineer in an Automotive News report.
He elaborated further claiming that the 2015 Chevrolet Trax has received “alot of great feedback” from automotive writers who have driven it, which has played a key role in generating speculation about “opportunities with other brands.” The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will begin arriving at U.S. Chevrolet dealers this month out of Korea, and the U.S. will be the 67th country to sell the vehicle since it was first launched in Mexico back in 2012.
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax has two platform-mates: the Buick Encore, which went on sale here in the U.S. back in 2013, and the Opel (Vauxhall) Mokka in Europe. Chevrolet claims that the Trax gives the brand a compact, versatile offering that helps bring its small car family full-circle.
However, a Buick Encore-sized GMC may take the sales spotlight away from its senior, as Buick and GMC models tend to share the same showrooms. But that hasn’t stopped the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia from co-existing. Time will tell.