GM Might Bring Back The GMC Envoy SUV, Trademark Filing Suggests

Several automakers brought back some nameplates from the dead this year, like BMW the 8-Series and Lincoln the Aviator.

General Motors might join the club as it’s reportedly looking to secure the Envoy moniker. As GMInsideNews revealed, the automotive giant has filed a trademark with the United States Patent Office (USPTO), thus indicating that it may resurrect the SUV.

As per the trademark filing, which covers “motor vehicles, namely, sport utility vehicles, engines therefor and structural parts thereof”, this is highly possible. The Envoy might be underpinned by the front-wheel drive-biased C1XX platform, with optional all-wheel drive, as the Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 .

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If this is indeed the case, then it could also use the 2.5-liter inline-four engine found in the Chevy Blazer that’s making 193 hp (196 PS / 144 kW) and 188 lb-ft (255 Nm) of torque and, possibly,the 3.6-liter V6 that’s rated at 305 hp (309 PS / 227 kW) and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm).

GM’s SUV offensive is believed to continue with yet another high-riding vehicle, the Buick Enspire. The carmaker has already applied for the trademark with the USPTO, and it’s rumored that the production version could arrive next year and be based on the Cadillac XT4’s E2XX architecture.

Note: 2005 GMC Envoy pictured

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  • Bruce K

    If they want to use “Envoy,” then it should be used on the Buick, not the GMC. Buick already has 3 SUVs that start with “EN”: Encore, Envision, Enclave. So Envoy makes sense for them— a lot more than “Enspire” which is just a bad misspelling of Inspire. For GMC, they could bring back a different nameplate from the past, like Typhoon or Sonoma.

    • S T

      Or Jimmy, but dont ruin it like Chevy did with the Blazer. And please put a frame under the thing.

    • Nordschleife

      They may feel like 1. Envoy is too closely associated with GMC and would cause confusion if it magically appeared on a Buick and 2. While it was upscale for GMC It may not read as upscale in a Buick. I don’t get upscale vibes with the Buick Envoy especially compared to Enclave and Encore and Envision.

    • KareKakk

      So… you are looking for simple logic when it comes to GM. Keep your doctor on a speed dial button.

  • charlotteharry57

    Well, this tells me that GM is not confident in potential sales of the Blazer. With those looks, no wonder. BUT, since the Terrain is hideous compared to the Equinox, I don’t hold much hope that an Envoy would improve upon the Blazer’s looks.

  • FordMopar

    If it’s gonna have a radical avant-garde type of design like the new Blazer, then I welcome it. We need more futuristic looking crossovers like next gen Soul, not the lame new Passport and current plain as FK Equinox!

  • Rocket

    Milk that platform for all it’s worth, Mary. Make sure every brand gets every possible length and seating configuration available, and continue cutting interior quality in the name of profits. You’ll have GM back to where it once was in no time.

  • Felipe Politano

    Maybe the Envoy will be GMC’s version of the current Chevy TrailBlazer sold overseas, which is basically the SUV of the Colorado. A seven-seat body-on-frame SUV with an available turbodiesel engine… not bad.

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