General Motor's "commercial grade" truck unit may be losing
two of its planned products, leaving some to contemplate the future of the nameplate in general. It's too early to consider GMC dead, but with the apparent cancellation of the next-generation Acadia CUV
as well as the planned unibody truck
inspired by the Denali XT Concept
, GMC dealers are likely left wondering what, beyond the new GMC Terrain
, they are supposed to be selling in the next few years. We're not all that sad to see the Acadia go as the Chevy Traverse
is a better looking overall package and it makes more sense to offer the CUV as a Chevrolet anyway. What's more, with most GMC dealers also offering Buick vehicles, they'll still have the Enclave to offer potential customers.
Current rumors also predict an end to the Saturn Outlook
, the slowest seller of the original Lambda-based trio, which would leave the Enclave and the Traverse as the two remaining GM crossovers. There still seems to be a good chance that Chevrolet will get an SUT based off the platform as well, so nothing too important seems to have been lost with this decision.
[Source: GM Inside News