GM is appeasing desire for a higher-stature vehicle that gets decent gas mileage.
Detroit Free Press - June 23, 2006
General Motors Corp. might dump the Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV and build a smaller Hummer as rising fuel prices push buyers to more fuel-efficient models. The TrailBlazer will cease production in about 2010 when Chevy gets a more car-like SUV as a replacement, Global Insight Inc. analyst Rebecca Lindland said, citing discussions with parts suppliers. The new Hummer will arrive in 2009, she said. GM wouldn't confirm either move Thursday. "GM is appeasing customers' desire for a higher-stature vehicle and mating that with models that get decent gas mileage," Lindland said Wednesday in an interview. GM's Sherrie Childers Arb said it's "realigning the TrailBlazer program to adapt to the market."