Concern General Motors is considering the possibility of producing a compact pickup truck based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover, reports TFL Car. The sources of this publication suggest that the new product could not only indicate the presence of the brand in a new segment, but also successfully compete with modern pickups of other automakers.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover has successfully established itself in the United States: for the current year, GM has already sold about 80 thousand of these cars. In addition, the publication informs about the readiness of the local market for light pickups in general. An example is the Ford Maverick model, which the company developed based on the Bronco Sport crossover.
Note that the 5-meter Ford Maverick is larger than the Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover and is equipped with 194 and 254 hp engines, which also surpasses the parameters of the GM crossover. However, the publication suggests that the more compact size of the new item would allow the manufacturer to make the hypothetical Chevrolet pickup cheaper in price than competitors in the market of a similar design, and less powerful engines would provide it with superiority in terms of fuel economy.
General Motors has not officially announced plans to develop a compact Chevrolet pickup truck with a monocoque body. However, rumors of such intentions have been circulating since 2019.