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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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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 isn’t 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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It should come as no surprise that Diesels are not selling in the US. Diesel has always had to fight the negative perception that Diesels entail. They are a little more popular in Canada but we don't matter in the scheme of things as our pop is so small. In Europe it is no surprise that Diesel was selling well. They tax on liter displacement and have outrageous taxes on fuel, their fuel should cost no more than ours but with their socialist manipulations they force their population to accept what they should not have to. Now the same socialists are now trying to get rid of diesel even though some car companies are making it easy for them.
GM as I have said in the past is 10 years late to the party. If they brought out the fluster diesel and the 3 liter Duramax then it is a good chance that these would have had a better foothold.

Instead gas has narrowed gap considerably and now the diesel main reason for being is negated. Even the large Pickups will feel the effects and lose more sales, there will be of course some commercial vehicles that diesel makes sense but it will be costly as it now.

My company gave up on Diesel pickups of all three makes 6 years ago as unreliable and too expensive to repair.
 

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I also supect that selling GM Europe, especially the Opel part is a large factor as they were the designers and manufacturers of the medium diesel engine of GM.
I suspect Buick Regal Tourx is getting chopped too soon as it is manufactured by Opel for GM even after the sale of Opel.
 

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I suspect Buick Regal Tourx is getting chopped too soon as it is manufactured by Opel for GM even after the sale of Opel.
Put the 3.6L engine in that TourX and I’m a buyer at $25k. Not a penny more though, and it better be well-equipped, too!
 

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Put the 3.6L engine in that TourX and I’m a buyer at $25k. Not a penny more though, and it better be well-equipped, too!

Wow, you certainly are generous...not !



But, when it is available at your specs, I will be right in line behind you !
 

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Well they canceled my order that was placed almost 3 weeks ago... I either have to choose one that is on a dealer lot of find something different.. I like the TourX but it's interior isn't up to snuff with it's price even with 10k in incentives.
 

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Wow, you certainly are generous...not !



But, when it is available at your specs, I will be right in line behind you !
It's a closeout price. Good enough.
 

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Well they canceled my order that was placed almost 3 weeks ago... I either have to choose one that is on a dealer lot of find something different.. I like the TourX but it's interior isn't up to snuff with it's price even with 10k in incentives.



Buy a GMC Acadia under $30K. Great prices now especially if you willing to travel to Laura GMC/Buick in Collinsville, Ill.
Also, great deals on 2019 Terrains. . .

Prices from $22K and well equipped Terrain SLT trims for under $30K.
https://www.laurabuickgmc.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new&make=GMC&model=Terrain&bodyType=SUV&year=2019&sort=salePrice%7Casc
 

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