Chevrolet Pondering Sonic-Based Crossover, Buick Version Also Likely
Currently, Chevrolet has the Equinox and Traverse, plus the Captiva, which was designed for he European market and is now built in Mexico. With numerous automakers targeting the growing compact and subcompact segments of the US market, GM might also want such a vehicle.
The aforementioned source mentions the fact that the Sonic will probably underpin this, but the fact is that we think we’ve already seen the so-called Sonic-SUV while it was testing in Europe. It’s also likely that the Asian branch is involved with the development, but the big question remains if North America will see a sub-compact crossover.
The likely answer is yes, and sister company Buick will also bet its hands on the platform. This is expected to arrive sometime next year and will be targeted at a younger audience.
GM’s European subsidiary Opel has a similar Corsa-SUV coming, and it might prove frugal is turbocharged powertrains are shared between this and the Buick.