Chevrolet Pondering Sonic-Based Crossover, Buick Version Also Likely

Chevrolet’s model lineup is evolving outside the US market these days, with both the new Malibu sedan and Colorado pickup having been unveiled in Asia, where production has begun. But Automotive News has brought forward another very interesting debate, that of the necessity of a new crossover model for the bowtie brand.
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.
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