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Nov 29, 2003 (7:58 am)
Town Hall Members are invited by GM to a Live WebCast announcing the 2005 Buick Terraza and Saturn RELAY!
Thursday, December 4th - The live webcast will be on http://gmtv.feedroom.com/ from 12pm-1pm EST.
GM Crossover Sport Vans (CSVs) Virtual Launch 2005 Buick Terraza and Saturn RELAY CSVs.
GM LEADERSHIP SCHEDULED TO SPEAK:
Bob Lutz, vice chairman, Product Development and chairman GM North America
Roger Adams, general manager, Buick
Jill Lajdziak, vice president, Saturn Sales, Service and Marketing
Tom Kowaleski, vice president, GM North America Communications
Buick Terraza is the third entry into Buick’s truck portfolio. Terraza will complement Rendezvous and Rainier by delivering another premium, refined experience that blends the best qualities of Buick sedans with the utility that today’s marketplace demands. Terraza will compete at the upper end of the segment and continue the trend started with Rendezvous. Terraza was selected after consumers said the name has a luxurious, yet rugged image and conveyed a strong vehicle with comfort features.
Saturn RELAY is a flexible people carrier with interior appointments reflecting the direction of future Saturn vehicles, which will help continue to grow the brand by attracting a new group of customers. It will also help Saturn meet the needs of existing Saturn owners with growing families and active lifestyles. The name ‘RELAY,’ associated with motion and movement, conveys the vehicle’s ability to connect people and their destinations.
Nov 29, 2003 (8:11 am)
200HP still doesnt seem enough for me.. :\
Nov 29, 2003 (11:38 am)
Thats almost class-leading power! Oh ok thats almost average power!
Nov 29, 2003 (11:58 am)
and only 220 TORQUE! I thought torque was MOST IMPORTANT! what will become of my LAUNCH FEEL? Better recalibrate that throttle linkage AGAIN!
Terraza.....i think we specified that for some flooring finishes in this library we worked on.....
Can you just see Lutz checking in with his secretary on his Dec 4 calendar..."Oh crap, I gotta go make like I care about a bunch of crappy minivans, peddling this stuff". Hookers feel a greater sense of principle in their jobs.
Who knows when we will see an 'Acura' minivan.......perhaps the Japanse Odyssey will arrive with an Acura badge. As narrowly focused as American parents typically are, you just slap a DVD video system in anything these days to placate your kids and it will sell.
Nov 29, 2003 (10:34 pm)
Thanks for the ordering info...I'm sort of interested in upcoming vans because my parents might be replacing their 1995 Windstar GL sometime in the next few years. Being in the hubcap business, the wheel section of the specs is what I look at first on any car, and my reaction was, "17-inch wheel covers on a MINIVAN?" Dodge has started throwing those at me too this year. Two years ago there was no such thing as a 17" wheel cover. Oh well, I guess if that's what people want...personally I prefer the 13", they take up less space in my basement
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Nov 30, 2003 (5:34 am)
Just the 3.5 on the BUICK???????? I can understand the Saturn and Chevy, but why throw the smaller engine on the Buick and not the 3900? Theo, do you have ordering info on the Uplander and the Relay? I'm most interested in those vehicles.
Nov 30, 2003 (7:11 am)
Saturn isn't as integrated with the rest of GM as you would think, so I don't have any ordering info on the Relay. The Uplander info just isn't up yet.
Well the first pic of the Terraza and Relay have been posted, and I can't say I'm too fond of them. I think GM really missed the mark here:
Nov 30, 2003 (7:13 am)
Look like 5 year old vans with Buick/Saturn family front ends put on them. Very 80's GM, same car with slight styling cue differences.
Nov 30, 2003 (8:04 am)
will they at least have new interiors?
Yeah, they'll challenge the Sienna for the minivan crown.
Nov 30, 2003 (9:34 am)
are we sure these aren't photo-shops? I think the Saturn grille looks better on the van then does the Buick grille. The Relay doesn't look anything close to the concept.