The two crossovers overlap with a little bit larger sized siblings in the subcompact section: the Buick Encore GX and the Chevy Trailblazer, which went on sale in 2020.
“Alternatively of updating the subcompact crossovers, GM went a action additional and dealt with the shortcomings of these well-known designs,” Fiorani said. “With their for a longer time wheelbases, the Encore GX and Trailblazer activity far more rear-seat area and extra cargo place in a package that is only a few inches for a longer period.”
GM spokeswoman Kellie Van Maele did not immediately verify the close of Trax and Encore output.
Chevy will carry on to market 5 crossovers, and Buick will keep on to promote 4, she reported.
“Further than that, we are unable to confirm long term item strategies at this time.”
U.S. product sales of the Trax plunged 60 percent to 42,590 final 12 months, though Trailblazer quantity far more than doubled to 90,161, according to the Automotive Information Investigate & Info Middle.
Encore deliveries in the U.S. fell 52 % to 20,072, whilst Encore GX quantity rose 59 p.c to 71,247.
Product sales of both of those the Trax and Encore peaked at far more than 100,000 in 2019, when the Trax ranked next and the Encore 3rd in the subcompact crossover segment, behind the top rated-selling Subaru Crosstrek.
The Trax and Encore went on sale in the U.S. in 2013 and ranked superior in the section for numerous decades. The Trax remained in the leading 4 till past yr, when the Trailblazer turned No. 3 and outsold the Trax by extra than 47,000 cars.
The Encore was in the major four until 2020, when the Encore GX debuted. The Encore was Buick’s major-providing nameplate from 2015 to 2020, when the Encore GX outsold its predecessor by about 3,000. In 2021, the GX outpaced the Encore by a lot more than 50,000 autos.