Analyst Rebecca Lindland from Global Insight
Inc. is going on the record saying it's likely General Motors
will cancel the Trailblazer (SS
model shown) after the current model ends its run around 2010. Its replacement would emerge in the form of the Hummer
H4, which would fill the role of GM's
smallest body-on-frame SUV. Chevrolet
will receive a new unibody SUV (or CUV
?) at that time, perhaps a version of the Opel Antera
that's crossing the sea to join Saturn's
lineup in the near future.
H4 will likely be built on an even smaller version of the frame that underpins the Chevy Colorado
and HUMMER H3. As body-on-frame SUVs are falling out of favor with the family crowd, the H3 will likely carry on the HUMMER cache with impressive off-road abilities and target the Jeep Wrangler
as its closest competition.
[Source: The Detroit News]