So I started thinking about all the failed cars throughout the year, and I couldn't help but realize most of them were badge engineered ones. Like the Saab 9-7x, Buick Rainer, Oldsmobile Bravada, GMC Envoy and Chevy Trailbrazer. Well okay so the Chevy and GMC weren't a total loss, but there won't be a second generation planned, for any of the above suvs.
Just like Ford did with the Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator. The Aviator was gone after only three years, the Mountaineer is having a hard time pushing 1,000 units off the lots these days.
If you really think about it, a lot of badge engineered cars really tank, just the jazzed up Mark LT, man was that a nice truck, but the truth in that story was the fact it was like a F-150 is nice clothing. The last generation Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade did terrible to hide their familes ties. It's ashame Chevy always got the worst verison, always!