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View Poll Results: A new GM 4 door El Camino?
Yes. There would be a strong demand. 1 20.00%
No. Put design and development towards trucks, suv's and crossovers. 3 60.00%
Yes. But don't use the model name. Something like Quad Camino to symbolize the 4 doors. 1 20.00%
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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It could have appeal to those that like the overall feel of a sedan, but also want the ability of a small to midsize truck.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:59 AM
 
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I would think that is the reason for the Colorado
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Utah!
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Subaru tried something like this with the Baja, but it only lasted a few years.

It seems like there would be overlap with the Canyon/Colorado that GM is currently selling, but this would be less useful.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The latest version of the Impala was very nice. Outside of the name, it shared nothing with the history of the original car that appealed the masses from hot rodders to the soccer Mom that needed a family and grocery hauler. The ElCamino done right with heavy vintage cues molded into a cutting-edge car packed with the technology of today would do VERY well. The El Camino was the first true Crossover and the execs at GM could lean heavily on that to market such a car.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Would that not be the now defunct Chevy Avalanche/Caddy EXT ?

If those failed to sell I doubt we see a them trying anything like that esp. with the RWD GM Zeta platform also being gone which they could base it on.

Like others have said Just look at a Colorado 2WD Crew Cab with a short bed. Heck maybe GM brings back the Xtreme or SS version(s) to make a modern “ZQ8” suspension so it is lower more sporty and handle better in 2WD

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Old 12-07-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Not a fan, but would it follow the same theme as the 80s model and have one made based upon the Malibu sedan? Difference is those Malibu’s were RWD. If they made one today based upon the Malibu it would either be FWD or AWD.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:51 PM
 
Location: 404
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I wouldn't trust FWD in a cargo vehicle.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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That would be the Holden Ute, made by GM in Australia, and they are basically just a Colorado now.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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That would be the Holden Ute, made by GM in Australia, and they are basically just a Colorado now.
No more Holden of Australia and no GM will not bring back the El Camino GM is moving away from a sedan anything be it a RWD like the old El Camino to a FWD Ute. I’m sure GM knows what vehicles people will buy and what vehicles they can make a profit on. GM is not going to spend millions of $$ to retool a assembly plant and stamping plant to make a vehicle that they can’t sell millions of and make a profit.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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The last thing they need to do is pour a bunch of money into a niche vehicle.

GM is making the right move for the future by phasing out product nobody wants and focusing on what people do want.
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