Inbound Chevrolet Crossovers To Replace Holden Captiva 5 And 72
Previously, we reported Chevrolet is planning on a restructuring of its crossover portfolio. The restructuring will see the next-generation Equinox downsize, most likely riding on the D2XX platform, creating space for a new medium-sized crossover to slot in between the Equinox and Traverse.
According to Car Advice, Holden is expected to see the next-generation Equinox, and the new, unspecified crossover as its Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 replacements.
Holden will introduce 24 new models before the year 2020, and the Captiva twins are in desperate need of attention. While the current-generation Equinox would be defined as a large crossover in Oz, the smaller, scaled down D2XX Equinox should make the size easier to swallow. This would allow the mystery crossover to become Holden’s larger Captiva 7, and the Equinox to become the Captiva 5.
It’s possible the Buick Envision could underpin a new Chevrolet Equinox, with its smaller packaging ideal to make room for an in-between CUV, bridging the gap from Equinox to Traverse.
Holden has not commented on the matter, only stating replacements for the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 are in the works.
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My only thought is this , ” is this a vehicle style that the Australians are wanting to buy and are buying ? Is this upcoming Holden style and it’s features , in it’s market segment , besting the current competition ? If any answer here is NO , then don’t throw it into the ring and expect a TKO . Instead go back to the drawing board to fine tune it and make sure the drivetrain etc is top notch and will support a hot Sport model . Otherwise stay home and do not under any circumstance saddle Holden with one more mediocre selling vehicle….go out a winner !!
Situations like this are why GM has opted to give Chevrolet and Opel complementary design languages. I don’t see Mokka or Envision clashing with any Chevrolet produced auto.