General Motors this year is expected to discontinue two subcompact crossovers that were once among its top sellers: the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax.
GM will end production of both South Korea-built crossovers in August, said Sam Fiorani, vice president of global vehicle forecasting at AutoForecast Solutions.
GM Authority reported the end of production earlier.
Both crossovers overlap with slightly larger siblings within the subcompact segment: the Buick Encore GX and the Chevy Trailblazer, which went on sale in 2020.
"Instead of updating the subcompact crossovers, GM went a step further and addressed the shortcomings of these popular models," Fiorani said. "With their longer wheelbases, the Encore GX and Trailblazer sport more rear-seat room and more cargo space in a package that's only a few inches longer."
GM spokeswoman Kellie Van Maele did not directly confirm the end of Trax and Encore output.
Chevy will continue to sell five crossovers, and Buick will continue to sell four, she said.
"Beyond that, we cannot confirm future product plans at this time."
Canadian Trax sales fell 38 per cent to 2,395 in 2021 while Trailblazer sales more than tripled to 7,641. Encore sales plunged 70 per cent to 1,902 in Canada last year. Encore GX sales rose 33 per cent to 9,595.
U.S. sales of the Trax plunged 60 percent to 42,590 last year, while Trailblazer volume more than doubled to 90,161, according to the Automotive News Research & Data Center.
Encore deliveries in the U.S. fell 52 percent to 20,072, while Encore GX volume rose 59 percent to 71,247.
The Trax and Encore went on sale in North America in 2013 and ranked high in the segment for several years.