New GM CUV planning to take on the Honda Ridgeline

Inside Line has got the, ummm, inside line on Chevrolet's future CUV offerings, and the big news is that GM's suppliers are saying a "crossover pickup" is in the cards. A four-door crew cab version in the same vein as the Honda Ridgeline is planned with both a sizable bed and an all-wheel-drive option.

In addition, the Equinox will be redesigned for 2010, receiving a bit more length to accommodate seven passengers atop the Theta-Epsilon platform, while the eight-passenger Chevy Traverse based on the Lambda platform will fill the hole left by the exiting Uplander.

A smaller CUV built off the Gamma platform still hasn't been approved, but if all goes according to plan, it'll be built in Lordstown, Ohio or Mexico and should go on sale sometime in 2012.

[Source: Inside Line]

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