Lutz: GM's minivans may not be gone forever
(autoinsidernews) - General Motor's Vice Chairman and product guru, Bob Lutz, wanted to make it clear, Nobody said GM is getting out of the minivan business forever. This statement on the GM FastLane Blog reiterated his statements from last month.
Last month, it was reported that GM had scrapped plans for redesigning its minivans for the 2009 model year, and that the automaker would focus on its eight-passenger crossovers. While GM's minivans are off the table for now, Lutz wanted to make it clear that GM will make products that consumers want, when the market demands it, and that includes minivans, reports Trend.
While GM's new crossovers the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave will likely take sales from minivans, Lutz also said that they should not be compared to minivans. He also expects them to take plenty of sales from traditional SUVs.