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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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GM just announced they are cancelling the diesel version of the Terrain and Equinox for 2020. Not surprised considering they planned to drop the AWD version. With the Cruze gone too there just isn’t enough demand. Looks like I got mine ordered just in time.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 12:34 AM
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Sad...I wonder how long we will get parts !
Now GM has killed 2 cars i have ....Saturn and Equinox diesel !
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Sad...I wonder how long we will get parts !
Now GM has killed 2 cars i have ....Saturn and Equinox diesel !
Aren’t they required by law to provide parts for a certain period of time ... like 10 years?

Hmmm ... maybe it’s time to start looking at the diesels again ...

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Plus you'll have salvage yards and non OEM mfgs parts.

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GM just announced they are cancelling the diesel version of the Terrain and Equinox for 2020. Not surprised considering they planned to drop the AWD version. With the Cruze gone too there just isnít enough demand. Looks like I got mine ordered just in time.
This same thing happens over and over.
GM will bring out a diesel and in a couple of years they discontinue it.
Only the full size pickup has enough sales to justify keeping them in production.

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This same thing happens over and over.
GM will bring out a diesel and in a couple of years they discontinue it.
Only the full size pickup has enough sales to justify keeping them in production.

Personally, I don't think that GM makes much of an effort marketing their diesels. They when they cancel them, the party-line is that they cancelled them due to slow sales. I's have to call BS on that one !

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It seems to me the marketing depts have "golden boys' that they promote more than other models. Case in point, the new Blazer is getting tons of TV ads whereas the new Acadia barely got any air time even though it offers the same if not more features than the Blazer for the market segment they're trying to appeal to a mid sized CUV with a 3rd seat (Highlander & Pilot).
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It’s always about the money. Blazer probably has the higher profit margin (and it also happens to be sexier), so that’s the one you spend more marketing dollars on - just like the grocery stores putting the higher margin items where more eyes will see them.

The diesel on the Nox/Terrain was probably viewed as just an experimental option package. They probably didn’t make many to begin with, and it was easy to pull the plug on if sales didn’t materialize. Maybe it was partly dealer failure for not ordering and promoting them enough (because they themselves didn’t feel they’d sell in their markets)?

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Money & market drives GM's decisions period.
The facts can be found on the net that support the differences between gas vs diesel & European vs American market demands.

GM won't receive another bail out (maybe we shouldn't had before) ? (and surely not with the crooks we have running our country today) so let's hope they stay focused in tune or it'll be game over.

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Well, the desire for diesel has dropped precipitously with the complexity, cost, and downsides of all the emission stuff. Not that emissions stuff is bad, just the poor design we are forced to accept. There are far better designs for SCR and DPF systems that are so effective that even EGR can be eliminated and still have lower NOx and Particulates than setups we are given. Until R&D pulls their head out of their backside, I will not be buying any of GM's diesels.

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