GMC Looking To Add Entry-Level Compact SUV In Its Range

General Motors might add a new, entry-level SUV to the GMC range as part of the brand’s expansion plan.

The potential new GMC crossover will not be the long-rumored rival to the Jeep Wrangler, according to Duncan Aldred, head of Buick and GMC worldwide, who spoke to AutoNews.

He said that GMC doesn’t need to compete with the Wrangler, an off-roader that many challenged without success. “I don’t think it’s worth trying to take on Wrangler,” Aldred said. “But I think there’s an opportunity somewhere in that space.”

GMC’s new potential SUV would sit under the current Terrain SUV, which starts at around $26k. “To me, there is more room for SUVs in the GMC stable,” Aldred said. “An obvious place for GMC to be if it expands is that small SUV segment.”

A new small SUV could help GMC in luring younger buyers, much like the Encore has done for Buick while it would also help the company better rival Jeep, whose Compass and Renegade models are smaller in size and less expensive than the Terrain.

Buyers just love small crossovers and GMC “should have been first in the segment,” said Aldred, who started leading GMC and Buick in 2014.

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  • m

    I like it… would make a good gift for a friend in Canada.
    Like those new C-shaped lights… nice!

    • Randy Terpstra

      The SUV in the pix are of the Terrain, which also available to you too, lol!

      • m

        🙂

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Buyers just love small crossovers”

    That’s to say, small crossover buyers love them……not ALL car buyers. Statements like this are so stupid. OF COURSE the buyers of a certain segment love them…they are buying them.

  • roy

    A few days ago I asked this question ‘ Can there BE any more suv s from GM ? ‘.
    Well there you go… I’ve got my answer

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    might be based from trax?

    • eb110americana

      I’m sure that it will. Hopefully it is sufficiently distinct.

      • Randy Terpstra

        Probably on the next gen platform. And with GMC in the game, the design differences are probably already being built into the process, at an early stage. The Encore & Trax are indeed, a little to similar to each other, for GMC to join the fray.

  • It’d certainly look nicer than that awful Holden Equinox.

  • Bash

    Hate it!

    • Randy Terpstra

      Hate it? No one has seen it yet. 😉

  • ejd1984
    • Randy Terpstra

      Had GMC built it, along with the Encore & Trax twins, it probably would’ve looked quite close to the Granite concept. If they build it in the new future, I can imagine the design language moving on, as the concept is already 7 years old.

  • WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE FLOATING ROOFS GM. COME UP WITH SOMETHING ORIGINAL.

    • Cobrajet

      Theirs is quite unique,

  • Paul

    It better not be a Trax and Encore look alike.

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