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    Thread: Why Didn't GM Sell Us Its V8-Powered Australian Subaru Outback?

    1. Member clutchrider's Avatar
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      02-02-2018 02:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Ironically, I believe the next gen Explorer will basically takeover from where Territory left off... RWD based unibody CUV with turbo charged 6 cylinder engine
      Just keep the Explorer FWD and competing with the Highlander and supply the Everest, ticks most of your boxes above and would compete with the 4Runner.

      Quote Originally Posted by stagman View Post
      Driving an automatic is like watching porn on your computer...sure you get the same results, but your not really participating, are you?

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    3. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
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      02-02-2018 02:19 PM #27
      Presumably Ford replaced the Territory with the Everest?

      Ford USA should just replace the Explorer with the Everest in the US.

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      02-02-2018 02:58 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post

      Would have cost significantly more than an Outback.
      Worse fuel economy.
      Drove less car-like.
      Would possibly take away sales from home grown actual GM SUVs.

      I am sure GM thought about it as the mid 2000s was crazy economic boom time.
      But then everything went to sh*t- economy ground to halt and gas prices became unreliable.
      The Aussie GTO was not exactly selling well either.
      Also, let's not forget, they already had a use case to refer to on imported GM wagons and how successful they are:

      I think they made the right choice.
      2018 Toyota Highlander SE AWD, Midnight Black Metallic/Black
      2018 Volkswagen Golf R 6-speed, Lapiz Blue/Titan Black
      2018 Four Winns H210 / 5.3L Volvo Penta V8 300 / DPS-A Duoprop drive

    5. 09-20-2019 03:32 AM #29
      A version based on the VE chassis was developed , engineered (why the VE had transmission hump for transfer case) but GMNA killed the program like they killed the crewcab ute and 2 door Monaro/GTO

      I believe the AWD models in the V car chassis may have been limited to RHD - I do know they limited what power you could get out of them because of limited space you couldn't fit the same headers HSV used on its cars

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      09-21-2019 08:21 AM #30
      Actually stumbled upon one of these when I was out hiking in Australia this spring. Didn't know it existed, but I was drooling a bit.


    7. 09-21-2019 02:21 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      It sold poorly because Aussie saw it for what it was... a poorly executed desperate attempt to play defense against Ford Territory.


      Looks like frumpy an aussie version of the crappy ford freestyle/taurus X

      Adventra looks better

    8. 09-21-2019 04:33 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ClownCar View Post
      Adventra? That's a stupid name. They should called it the Chazwazzer
      Oi ****, you rang?

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