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GM Goes For Less Minivans, More Crossovers
Different times. Different needs. Different trends.
Indeed, anywhere in the world, everything is changing. And if businesses would certainly like to keep their companies intact, they would have to go along with the flow and find what the market is really asking for. If not, they might be continuously producing products that are no longer what the consumers need or want and would only lead to the company’s downfall at the worst extent. For example, you might be so much into creating those unique Ford or Jeep body parts which you may think are still cool. But you never did realize that the consumers’ wants have changed and are after the classic looking ones.
Anyhow, a classic example of a company going for the changes in the trend is General Motors Corporation. A report was sent out just a couple of days ago and it was said that the company, GM, was already in the process of planning on creating more crossover vehicles instead of focusing on the original plan which was creating a new range of minivans. Apparently, such a decision has been made because of the huge demand for crossover segment vehicles.
However, the previously mentioned reason was not the only thing that made GM decide on moving on towards creating more crossover vehicles instead of the minivans. You see, currently, GM has got various minivans in the market which are sold under various brands. However, it certainly does look like sales of the mentioned products have gone down so GM has decided to move away from creating more and later on would be phasing them out. Too bad for the minivans.
Chris Pruess is the spokesperson for the company and he was recorded to mention, “We’ve determined that we will not develop a minivan off our large front wheel drive architecture.” He also did express that the company would be focusing on more crossovers and these would be based on chassis systems from their cars. The new crossovers would look like their sport utility vehicles but would be having a greater edge.
Perhaps this is GM’s way of coping with change and of finding the right product to be sent out to the market.
About the Author: Joe Thompson is the owner of a successful auto body shop in Ferndale, California. This 38 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications.