• Jun 7, 2007
T2X concept from the 2005 Seoul Motor Show

So far, General Motors has been taking a measured approach with crossover vehicles. The General has recently rolled out the seven-to-eight-seat Lambda-based Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave to join its smaller Chevy Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn VUE. Now we're hearing from the folks over at Motor Authority that an even smaller CUV based off of the Opel Corsa could soon be sold at your local Chevy dealer.

European Opels are currently being brought into the US as re-badged and good-looking Saturns, but Chevy's status as the General's volume brand may garner it some of the styling and handling benefits of GM's Euro marque. GM already unveiled the T2X concept in Korea, showing that it has the design resources to make good-looking small CUVs, and some of those styling cues are destined to be used on an Opel Corsa-based CUV, reports Motor Authority. The cute 'ute is rumored to hit our shores as a 2010 model wearing a Bow Tie badge instead of the Saturn stamp. The Chevy version of this small crossover will undoubtedly receive different powertrains than what's offered overseas, and we'd imagine that a mild hybrid mated to a fuel-efficient four-cylinder would result in above average gas mileage.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who sees a Porsche in the front end? The air intakes in the front scream Porsche SUV to me. Keep it in Europe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Excellent !

      I am sure it will hit the showroom floors in about 10 yrs, after Hyundai - Kia have flooded the market with their version of basically the same body style vehicle!

      Oh and I bet if you are over 5ft 10in you can forget about being able to sit in it safely !
        • 7 Years Ago
        I kind of have to agree with you.
        I just saw a new Vue the other day and it looks almost exactly like a Kia Sorento exept the Vue has headlights that are way too small for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Excellent !

      I am sure it will hit the showroom floors in about 10 yrs, after Hyundai - Kia have flooded the market with their version of basically the same body style vehicle!

      Oh and I bet if you are over 5ft 10in you can forget about being able to sit in it safely !
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the 2000 Isuzu Vehicross, a little bit.
      http://images.securedwebform.com/reviews/images/00vehicross.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure how I feel about this. I feel like a car designed by Opel will (obviously) look like an Opel. Which then in turn means that it will look like a Saturn. So putting a Chevy badge on it will (I feel) dilute Saturn's brand image. On the flip side, Saturn already has one Cute-Ute and adding another would be spreading the butter a little thin. I think that this, combined with Chevy getting a Lamda is more GM reminding us that Chevy is still the General's favorite child.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bring it on. Looks great.
      Ben K.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The T2X will be a big hit with the younger generation. Too bad GM isn't ready to introduce the T2X within the next year or so. By the time it shows up here, somebody else will offer 2dr. CUV's. Chevy will sell almost as many T2X as the HHR. OKC has an idled plant GM could use to assemble the T2X. It reminds me of the Pontiac Salsa concept, 20 years ago.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Give this vehicle to three brands: Chevy, Saturn, and Buick, and the pricing would follow that same order. Make the Saturn a completely rebadged opel and make the Chevy one with enough visual difference to not overlap the two. However, Buick needs this as a luxury small CUV that is based off of the styling of the Enclave. The Enclave already looks stunning, think about how it would look with a more tapered roofline and shorter body.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, they got some big tires on that Aveo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      no way this goes to Buick. Chevy and Saturn, and as stated above chevy for the basic and Saturn for the Eurofeel. I dont put Luxury/Buick and Cute Ute in the same category. While Buick could go smaller than the enclave, this is too small. same reasoning we wont see a Buick Cobalt....
      If Saturn is doing the Eurofeel, then no need for Saab to get one. In fact, Saab should become a Saturn model and do away with Saab in the US. No need for GM to have a dealer network for a 1-trick pony, the 9-3.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      If that were to come here I think it would be offered in at least 2 different models. Chevy and Saturn, Chevy's version being the basic everyman's car and Saturn's version being the near luxury but more like entry luxury niche that has started to serve it so well. Maybe a luxed up Buick version as well. I think that works.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i say GM should switch up things a bit and give this to the other group of brands left out of the loop ie:saab.
      maybe saturn and dismiss the outlook as it doesn't fit!
      the great news is the corsa should be arriving if this is ;)~
      if so i will have money in hand to buy it.
      happy days are here again! ahhahaaa
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