The GMC Messenger was a mid-sized sport supply vehicle produced by Common Motors from 2002 to 2009. The Messenger enjoyed sales boom in its early elderliness, on the contrary sales dropped substantially when fuel prices in the USA rose drastically. With fuel prices at all-time highs, the trend toward else efficient crossover vehicles began; effectively Final the reign of traditional sport utilities.
The Envoy Nameplate
The brand "Messenger" is derived from the French talk "envoye," which money Envoy. Regular Motors, or GM, beginning used the Messenger nameplate to Memorialize the luxury novel of its GMC Jemmy in 1998. Industry of the GMC Jemmy ended in 2000, and a recent sport overhaul based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer was introduced as the GMC Messenger. Industry for the GMC Messenger ran from 2002 to 2009. GM cited a rapidly changing van Production as one of the reasons for discontinuing the Messenger and the Trailblazer. GM currently has plans for a smaller, added efficient crossover vehicle to moderate the Messenger. It does not attend that the nameplate Testament attend on the vehicle at this clock, although GM has been accepted to bring back formerly discarded vehicle names.
GM released two variants of the Messenger during its Industry dart. The inaugural variant was the Envoy XL, which was essentially a lengthened GMC Envoy that added a third row seat option.2004-134,8972005-107,8622006-74,4522007-48,586
The GMC Envoy was manufactured in Moraine, Ohio. The plant had been producing GM vehicles since 1983 and produced the GMC Envoy since its introduction in 2002. The XL and XUV variants were produced in Oklahoma City for their entire product cycle. Both manufacturing facilities closed down since the vehicle is no longer being produced.
The GMC Envoy was built on GM's GM360 light truck platform. GM has produced many variants of this vehicle by a process called badge engineering. The Saab 9x7, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Oldsmobile Bravada, Isuzu Ascender and Buick Rainier were similar versions of the same vehicle, save for a few design features such as wheels, grilles and interior trim.
Envoy Sales by Year
The following data represent reported North American sales by year for the GMC Envoy. Notice the sharp fall in sales volume after fuel prices peaked. The following data represent the decline in popularity of traditional sport utilities.
The Envoy XL was released the same year as the standard Envoy but was discontinued in 2006 because of sluggish sales. The other GMC Envoy variant, the Envoy XUV, was a radical combination of an SUV and a full-size truck. The Envoy XUV featured a sliding roof and a traditional truck bed. It, too, was discontinued--in 2005--because of slow sales.