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Chevy Warrior: AV2  or Baby-AV (2003-2004)

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2003 Chevrolet Warrior/Isuzu Ascender

Essentially a mini-Avalanche, the Warrior sports the ?Lanche?s midgate design and is said to be based on the TrailBlazer EXT long-wheelbase SUV. The similar Isuzu Ascender will be shown as well; it?s replacing the Trooper sport-ute in 2003. - Carr Connection

I am finding little snippetts and teasers all over the web for it but no image yet.... The AV was code named the 'Warrior' prior to production according to several sites. Could the Trailblazer now carry that title?

Chevy is also cooking up a TrailBlazer-based junior brother to its new 2002 full-size Avalanche pickup, with a similar rear-cab ?midgate? that can be folded to extend the bed. Like Ford?s popular Explorer Sport Trac, its main rival, this Chevy, which is rumored to be called Warrior, shares its parent SUV?s powertrains and 4-dr passenger cell, but styling is likely to be more in-your-face a la Avalanche. Barring delays, Warrior should arrive as a 2004 model. - City Discovery

Outros estudos de desenho foram a nova vers?o convers?vel do Chevrolet Bel Air, o roadster Pontiac Solstice, a perua compacta Pontiac Vibe, o utilit?rio esportivo Chevrolet Warrior e o modelo h?brido Saab 9-3X. - Autoespoto

Um chamar? Chevrolet Warrior e outro Isuzu Ascender. As principais caracter?sticas destes modelos s?o suas grandes rodas e seu design muito futurista. - Carro online


 
Here is a little known fact: the Avalanche was called the "Warrior" through its concept development and was changed to Avalanche through a group study. Because of this I doubt it will be called "Warrior" I have seen other references to this new "mini-Av" called the Trailblazer Pickup. I think Tsunami would be a good name, keep with the natural disasters >:D
 
You are right. They wouldn't use the same code name for another vehicle, especially so soon. The name, Tsunami does have a great sound and carriers after the name Avalanche.


CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER SUV/PICKUP

This new truck is part sport-utility and part pickup and probably will debut in the 2004 model year. It will be similar in concept to the full-sized Avalanche, with a door (called a midgate) at the back of the cab that lowers, and expands the cargo area into the cab to carry longer items. The vehicle will compete against the Ford Explorer Sport Trac.
- Clifford Martin's Unofficial
General Motors SUV Information Site


 
Any pics yet? How about a launch date? Sounds interesting.

KB
 
The Chevy Warrior was to be released mid year 2003, but it was decided that GMC would get the vehicle instead, thus the upcoming release of the Envoy XUV.

I don't have the online article for this saved anymore, but this was current knowledge as of August of this year.

So I doubt you will find any information on the Warrior anymore, but there is plenty on the XUV if you goto gmc.com.
 
And this from Wards Auto site

General Motors Corp. promised some surprises that bear the signature of new product development chief Bob Lutz. A couple of known eye-catchers will be the Cadillac Cien concept (already revealed elsewhere), a midengine 2-seater powered by an all-new Cadillac V-12, and the Chevrolet Warrior, which is a smaller version of the Avalanche, based on a long-wheelbase TrailBlazer SUV. Another interesting concept is the Terra4, which will feature 4-wheel steering, four doors and a roll-up decklid cover.


Looks like you lads are on to something, but personally I can't see why anyone would want a smaller av.
 
Skidd said:
Looks like you lads are on to something, but personally I can't see why anyone would want a smaller av.
Because the garage isn't big enough for 2 fullsized AVs? ?:D


The more I read about this concept mini-AV, the more it sounded like the GMC Envoy XUV. ?....since there are already no less than 3 threads running on it, do not add to this one and choose the original
 
Skidd said:
And this from Wards Auto site

General Motors Corp. promised some surprises that bear the signature of new product development chief Bob Lutz. A couple of known eye-catchers will be the Cadillac Cien concept (already revealed elsewhere), a midengine 2-seater powered by an all-new Cadillac V-12, and the Chevrolet Warrior, which is a smaller version of the Avalanche, based on a long-wheelbase TrailBlazer SUV. Another interesting concept is the Terra4, which will feature 4-wheel steering, four doors and a roll-up decklid cover.
Looks like you lads are on to something, but personally I can't see why anyone would want a smaller av.

Uh, 6 to 7,000 lbs. and nearly 20 ft. long might be a reason. ;)
 
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