Chevy Trax And Buick Are Being Discontinued
Those who closely follow General Motors (GM), shouldn’t be too shocked that its subsidiaries, Chevrolet and Buick are getting rid of their Trax and Encore SUVs. These crossover models are set to discontinue by the end of the current 2022 model year, as stated in a report from GM Authority. Taking their place will be the Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX, which are already on sale.
The Trax and Encore SUVs became accessible in 2015 and 2013 to go on sale for those particular model years, successively. Since then, GM has provided minute changes to keep them looking fresh and interesting. About a couple of years ago, there was already talk that these models would get the boot from their respective lineups when the Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX came onto the scene, but GM decided against it, the reason being that sales were still going strong.
For all that, the Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX are more upmarket by far, which means that they could soon become more pricey as soon as optional packages come into play. Despite this, sales have experienced a steep decline since these successors arrived. Simply put, there is no reason to keep the Trax and Encore anymore. The compacts are manufactured in South Korea and production will officially retire in August.
While GM always had the intention to discontinue these models, they had to be strategic with the actual timing. This signal came when the sales of the Trailblazer and Encore GX become stronger than they’ve ever been. In 2021, sales for the Trax went down by 60 percent while Encore deliveries experienced a dip by 52 percent. A few years back, GM had to choose between heavily updating the crossovers or getting rid of them entirely.
There are some that agree that the latter decision made the most sense, particularly because the Trailblazer and Encore GX both possess longer wheelbases, allowing for greater rear-seat space and cargo capacity overall. This is also despite only being a few inches longer. Their cabins also have a more deluxe ambiance owing to their improved styling and higher quality for their build materials.
Funny enough, a spokesperson for GM hasn’t even officially confirmed the discontinuation of the models just yet. However, the car blog, Car Buzz has reached out to the two subsidiaries and is currently waiting on a response. What we know to be certain is that Chevrolet will proceed with selling five crossovers, while Buick will have four.
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