This right here ^^. It's not a supply issue, it's an emissions issue. The LTG is long in the tooth & prob doesn't meet today's standards.I think what will happen is, the current 2 liter is being phased out and the newer one which Cadillac and others have will become the engine upgrade. I also agree that its questionable but the new one has the dubious distinction of having cylinder deactivation (i could be mistaken on this). It is no surprise that GM is willing do this, as they can then hopefully ugrade people to the slightly bigger Acadia or Blazer with the V6.
Even if combustion engines stop today, there are so many on the road it would still need to be supported for another 50years+. - Elon MuskIt's all coming to an end for the Internal Combustion Engine anyway. It might take 25 years, but I hope to still be around when the Nightly News closes with a story about the last Internal Combustion Engine vehicle rolling off the assembly line somewhere in America.
As Dick Vitale would say ... "EVs are gonna rule the world, baby!"
Now that's more than a little spooky. I would have stuck around until the owner of the other vehicle came back so we could discuss this!Kind of an interesting story about having a vehicle looking like everyone elses... My previous daily driver was a '98 Pontiac TransSport minivan, gold/tan exerior with camel colored seating. As we were walking through the parking lot after picking up one of my son's from roller hockey practice, there were two gold/tan '98 TransSports parked side-by-side. Both had camel colored interior. As we got closer I could see that one had leather (mine) and the other was clothe. But the more interesting thing was that the license plate on the other one had the next sequential series of characters as mine. My plate was 3XUC231, theirs was 3XUC232. Nearly the same vehicle, nearly the same licence plate. We never did encounter that vehicle anywhere again.
Of the six new vehicles, all GMs, that were purchased as daily drivers for either me or the wife, five were ordered from the factory. My current ride is the only one that was purchased off the lot, but only because I knew exactly what I wanted before setting foot on the lot, and it had everything on my list. Though I was prepared to factory order it necessary to get exactly what I wanted.As far as what people order, it would be interesting to conduct a online poll to see who ordered their vehicles from the factory or who just went to dealership and bought what they had or could get from another dealer.