• Jun 21st 2006 at 9:08AM
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Sibling site Autoblog en Espanol was able to obtain more shots of the Winstorm, the first SUV by GM Korean subsidiary, Daewoo. As previously posted, the Winstorm will be sold primarily in the Asian and European markets through GM's Chevrolet and Holden brands. While no definitive date has been announced for when the SUV goes on sale in Asia, Europe will be receiving its first units marketed as the Chevrolet Captiva this September. Alas, this handsome SUV is not bound for the States and no plans have been made to buy it an interncontinental ticket.

GM Daewoo's 'Winstorm' SUV prepares to sweep SUV market
Geneva Motor Show: Chevrolet releases Captiva crossover
Chevy Captiva won't come to the U.S.

[Source: GM-Daewoo via translated Autoblog en Espanol]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      From first looks it appears to be a pretty, well designed smaller SUV that will fill a big hole in Chevy's currently line-up. The only problem is they should be selling it in the US. Sure, someday we'll get the Saturn SUV's but how many sales will be lost by then? This is the kind of SUV the competition has had on the market for years.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks cool and it have some elements from Mitsubishi Pajero which runs in Dakar.
      • 9 Years Ago
      did they just relabeled or stole the toureg ?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have no idea why GM isn't taking the idea of selling this vehicle in the States more seriously. With a 2.4-liter Four and a 3.2-liter V6, it doesn't sound to be too underpowered for our market. And it sure looks great, inside and out, even if the latter seems to borrow more than a few pages from Mercedes' M-Class sketchbook.

      Given that the Equinox/Torrent really falls more on the compact/midsize cusp, and this appears to be a true compact SUV, I can't imagine the two SUVs would step on each other's toes. The Winstorm seems perfect for taking on the CR-V, Sportage, Tucson, and upcoming Patriot and Compass.

      Even better, they could nix the credibility-sapping Torrent (sporty? please) and give this one to Pontiac. Chevy gets the roomier, stodgier small SUV, Pontiac gets the zippier, more stylish one, and GM doesn't have so many redundant models.

      Then again, given the limp, unsatisfying driving characteristics of the Daewoo-sourced Aveo and Suzuki Forenza, maybe there's something we're missing just looking at the on-paper figures.
      • 9 Years Ago
      From what I've read around the Net, the Winstorm will be marketed in the US as the next Saturn Vue.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Mini-Toureag was my first impression too. It has a more solid, muscular look than anything else GM is selling in the US right now.
      • 9 Years Ago
      No 6 the answer is...and I quote J Mays head design person for Ford...."Americans don't care about good design". And though there are exceptions, just like there are people who refuse to shop in the ugliness that personifies WalMart, they are too few and far between.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like a solid SUV. Really impressed by the interior though. Looks like it was ripped out of the Lexus SUV, but still, impressive for a GM product.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I see that the car has duals. I wonder if they are fake like most of the duals on cars today? One pipe from the cat splitting into two outlets. All show and no go. This adds cost and weight to vehicles that clearly could use less of each. And shame on auto marketers that insist on designers adding such useless appendages on automobiles. Shame shame...if it is so.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It actually doesn't look very much like a Touareg.

      Touareg: http://www.vw.com/touareg/photos_ext.html

      Captiva (née S3X): http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.php?file=car.php&carnum=2093
      • 9 Years Ago
      #12. Sales do not a quality product make. Take Windows vs every other operating system. People buy crap because it's got a big name on it (eg: Ford, GM). McDonalds, another example; clearly they must have much better food - they sell so much of it. It's very flawed logic, particularly when you factor in the sheer volume produced vs the quantity imported, and other things like "Buy American" which might cause someone to forgo a more attractive car to be patriotic (even if it's possibly produced outside the country anyway, like the Captiva would be).

      Take it from someone watching the US from outside and is probably a little more objective: overall, and as a generalisation, US cars are ugly. We get all sorts of Asian and European cars here, and by comparison, US cars are over-chromed, oddly shaped and have stupid angles on them (eg; otherwise reasonably sleek car with ridiculous vertical C-pillar). There are some striking exceptions, but yeah, American cars: ugly.
      • 9 Years Ago
      a decent [looking]SUV from the general....BRING IT STATESIDE!!!
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