Earlier this week, Automotive News reported that GM plans to add a new Chevrolet crossover that will be positioned between the compact Equinox and the full-size Traverse.
According to this report, the next-gen Equinox will have a smaller body and arrive in 2017. The all-new model will be based on the D2XX platform that underpins the second generation Chevrolet Cruze also. This will create space for a new three-row crossover that will be a short-wheelbase version of the Traverse. The new 7-seat crossover will compete with the likes of Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Toyota Kluger for market space.
Moreover, according to a report from CarAdvice, this new mystery model could be badged the Holden Captiva 7 in the Australian continent. The Australian publication further states that redesigning the Buick Envision for a Chevrolet model won’t be something new for GM as even in its current range, the Chevrolet/Holden Trax, Opel Mokka and Buick Encore are all different models of the same offering. The Buick Envision could become the next-gen Equinox for Chevrolet and next-gen Captiva 5 for Holden.
Holden itself is yet to reveal details about the Captiva 5 and 7 replacements, although it has confirmed that the replacements are on the way.
[Source 1: Automotive News]
[Source 2: CarAdvice]