It looks as if General Motors may be considering a Chevrolet version of the Buick Encore. L'Automobile Magazine managed to source a few patent drawings depicting the vehicle with a Chevrolet face. If our Google translator and murky comprehension of the French language are to be trusted, the images originated in the European patent office. All told, the model is likely to be a little more than a foot shorter than the current Equinox but still offer buyers the option of all-wheel drive.

So, is this vehicle headed to the U.S.? It's entirely possible. While GM already has a platform heavy with crossover vehicles, the truth is the company could use a smaller model to compete with the likes of the Toyota Rav4, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

Odds are the smaller Chevrolet CUV would be targeted at European and Asian markets, including China, though there's a chance the vehicle could also show up as a Canadian-spec model. L'Automobile seems to also suggest the baby hatch could also play a role in the new partnership between Citroen and GM.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope not. No need for cannibalization within the brands.
      ToniCipriani
      • 2 Years Ago
      I never knew why GM bothered with the Buick Encore in the first place, it fitted Chevrolet's profile much better. Yes, it's an Opel and naturally that would be badged as a Buick here, but let's not forget Opels are also badged as Chevrolets in other countries. Gamma based light offroader = Chevrolet Trax
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        Jerry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ToniCipriani
        Its a Daewoo actually
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      darkness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid Gm back to the same old tricks, same car for all the brands.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM never learns.... Customers realize that you make one car and just change a few pieces of plastic. Badge engineering put you into bankruptcy and now you are poised to ramp up the practice again. Your management is crap.
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        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        You know, sometimes I wonder if he crap that you spew on every GM page is just bait for attention to make you feel better about your miserable existence. I've noticed thatt you never comment on Ford, or any other non GM pages.
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          He wants attention. Mommy didn't hug him enough, while Daddy hugged him too much.
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      emw_historian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see that GM has learned nothing. Why have four brands if all the cars are mirrored??? It is time to relegate vehicles to the four brands. GMC making trucks/SUVS (compete with Ford, Ram). Chevy making entry level cars (compete with Dodge, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda). Buick make luxury cars (compete with Lexus, Acura). Cadillac makes luxury sport sedans (compete with Mercedes, BMW, Audi). I remember when this was seriously considered after the bankruptcy, clearly it has been abandoned.
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      teamplayers99
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh good, I was just thinking that what Chevy really needs is another f*****n crossover
      gregmlr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, the pre-bankruptcy General Motors we all know has returned.
      PM
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought the Equinox already competed with the CR-V, RAV4, Escape, etc...
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PM
        It does, that's why why autoblog said makes no sense.
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      mchlrus1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chevy Encore, Captiva, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban. When will they wake up?
      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this necessary? We have the Chevy sonic. The encore (as a car) is just a raised sonic with slightly wider dimensions. They should focus on the Encore, and make the base price very competitive.
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