GM is planning on producing a family of crossovers based on its global small-car architecture; The new family of crossovers will be sold in North America and they won’t go into production before 2010.

The new crossovers will be smaller than the Saturn Vue and marketed under different brands in North America, Europe and possibly emerging markets such as Russia, India and China.

"Variants could be configured with different exteriors for Opel, GMC and Chevrolet," GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said at the Geneva auto show.

GM’s smallest crossovers now are based on the Theta architecture. They are the Saturn Vue, Pontiac Torrent, Opel Antara and Chevrolet Equinox and Captiva.

Source: Autoweek

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  (9) posted on 03.15.2007

Actually the smallest crossover in the North American market is the Chevrolet HHR. It is Delta based. This new round of compact crossovers will likely be based on the new compact world chassis, FWD based AWD may be a part of this chassis as well. This new compact world chassis will underpin the next, next gen Cobalt, Opel/Saturn/Holden Astra, and likely a Buick variant in China.

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