Article Categories
» Arts & Entertainment
» Automotive
» Business
» Careers & Jobs
» Education & Reference
» Finance
» Food & Drink
» Health & Fitness
» Home & Family
» Internet & Online Businesses
» Miscellaneous
» Self Improvement
» Shopping
» Society & News
» Sports & Recreation
» Technology
» Travel & Leisure
» Writing & Speaking

  Listed Article

  Category: Articles » Automotive » Cars » Article
 

GM Goes For Less Minivans, More Crossovers




By Joe Thompson

Different times. Different needs. Different trends.

Indeed, anywhere in the world, everything is changing. And if businesses would certainly like to keep their companies intact, they would have to go along with the flow and find what the market is really asking for. If not, they might be continuously producing products that are no longer what the consumers need or want and would only lead to the company's downfall at the worst extent. For example, you might be so much into creating those unique Ford or Jeep body parts which you may think are still cool. But you never did realize that the consumers' wants have changed and are after the classic looking ones.

Anyhow, a classic example of a company going for the changes in the trend is General Motors Corporation. A report was sent out just a couple of days ago and it was said that the company, GM, was already in the process of planning on creating more crossover vehicles instead of focusing on the original plan which was creating a new range of minivans. Apparently, such a decision has been made because of the huge demand for crossover segment vehicles.

However, the previously mentioned reason was not the only thing that made GM decide on moving on towards creating more crossover vehicles instead of the minivans. You see, currently, GM has got various minivans in the market which are sold under various brands. However, it certainly does look like sales of the mentioned products have gone down so GM has decided to move away from creating more and later on would be phasing them out. Too bad for the minivans.

Chris Pruess is the spokesperson for the company and he was recorded to mention, "We've determined that we will not develop a minivan off our large front wheel drive architecture." He also did express that the company would be focusing on more crossovers and these would be based on chassis systems from their cars. The new crossovers would look like their sport utility vehicles but would be having a greater edge.

Perhaps this is GM's way of coping with change and of finding the right product to be sent out to the market.
 
 
About the Author
Joe Thompson is the owner of a successful auto body shop in Ferndale, California. This 38 year old is also a prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to various publications.

Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/44300.html
 
If you wish to add the above article to your website or newsletters then please include the "Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/44300.html" as shown above and make it hyperlinked.



  Some other articles by Joe Thompson
Concept Vehicles From Honda At 2007 Tokyo Auto Salon
The 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has already come to an end but it should not a cause for concern for most car lovers and aficionados. You see, the year is just starting ...

VW's Cleanest TDI Engine Meeting Strict Tier 2/Bin 5 Standards
Volkswagen's Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) is said to be the leader in diesel revolution. TDI engine makes use of the Pumpe ...

BMW to offer Twin Turbo 1-Series in the US by 2008
BMW officials have confirmed to Winding Road at a corporate event this week that the 1-series will be making its way to the US shores in 2008. Although there are some official company statements released saying ...

PIN Reports Compact Vehicles continuously gain share in the US market
According to real-time retail transaction data from the Power Information Network (PIN) a division of J.D. Power and Associates, compact vehicles are still gaining a ...

Winter Driving Tips
Winter is harsh on motorists and vehicles. To make it a bit easier for drivers to drive through cold conditions, the Automobile Club of Southern California advises motorists to take extra precautions and make sure their ...

Help Cool the World
Sure you care enough for the environment you segregate your wastes at home, teach your kids not to litter candy wrappers just anywhere, make sure your car's emission parts are in ...

  
  Recent Articles
Lean Business System Key to Toyota's Success
by Glady Reign

Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition to hit Showrooms in March
by Glady Reign

Mariner Receives Upgrade for 2008 Model Year
by Glady Reign

The Ford F-350: A Heavy Duty Vehicle
by Glady Reign

Kumho to Supply Tires for DaimlerChrysler AG
by Glady Reign

Ultra Cool Audi R8 to Be Auctioned To Benefit Fight against AIDS
by Glady Reign

Volvo Bids $1B For Nissan Diesel
by Anthony Fontanelle

GM-Chrysler Merger Would Hurt State Budget
by Anthony Fontanelle

One Car May No Longer Fit All
by Anthony Fontanelle

SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio to Merge
by Lauren Woods

2008 Cadillac CTS, Other Cadillac Vehicles Showcased in Geneva
by Lauren Woods

Subaru Vehicles Take Home Highest NHTSA Ratings
by James Russel

Can't connect to database