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Old 05-30-2011, 08:01 PM
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Durango and GC

The other day I thought I was following a GC and as I got closer I realized it was a Durango. Not sure if this was discussed before, but is it me or do these two have very similar rear-ends now.
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Re: Durango and GC

Well, they are based on the same platform.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:34 PM
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The rears are almost identical. Good looking rear for sure, but very very similar.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:13 AM
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Re: Durango and GC

your kidding right? they are built on the same assembly line using the same platform
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Re: Durango and GC

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your kidding right? they are built on the same assembly line using the same platform
Uh, I realize that, but does that mean the styling has to be so similar that it's mistaken for a GC.
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Uh, I realize that, but does that mean the styling has to be so similar that it's mistaken for a GC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_engineering that should explain it for you
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Re: Durango and GC

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_engineering that should explain it for you
Well I don't think a Durango is a re-badged GC do you? Here is a quote from that link you attached.

"Badge engineering is now common, but it should not be confused with platform sharing within a company. Platform sharing is different from rebadging, as an automobile platform may be used in many different ways and applications, such as using a single platform to produce and sell a sedan and a sport utility vehicle. Two such products are different vehicles, whereas badge engineering involves the sale of essentially a single vehicle."

If platform sharing can produce a sedan and a SUV then I don't think the two rear-ends need to look as similar as the Durango and GC do.
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Re: Durango and GC

Saw one of the new Durango's in the same Mineral Gray color as my Overland. It's a good looking vehicle, but apart from a similar tail I wouldn't mistake it for a Jeep. Hope it sells well.
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Re: Durango and GC

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Well I don't think a Durango is a re-badged GC do you? Here is a quote from that link you attached.

"Badge engineering is now common, but it should not be confused with platform sharing within a company. Platform sharing is different from rebadging, as an automobile platform may be used in many different ways and applications, such as using a single platform to produce and sell a sedan and a sport utility vehicle. Two such products are different vehicles, whereas badge engineering involves the sale of essentially a single vehicle."

If platform sharing can produce a sedan and a SUV then I don't think the two rear-ends need to look as similar as the Durango and GC do.
think of the GM vehicles..same thing! The escalade, Yukon, and Tahoe...same design in the rear
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think of the GM vehicles..same thing! The escalade, Yukon, and Tahoe...same design in the rear
Yes I understand I had an 2008 GMC Acadia before the jeep which as you said is a re-badged Saturn Outlook or the Chevy version, but I didn't think the Durango was a re-badged jeep. Firstly the Durango is a three-row vehicle. The only point I was making was the Jeep is a very distinct brand and I was surprised how much the Durango looked like it from the back.
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the rear is very similar...but thats about it IMO
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Re: Durango and GC

i was next to one on the freeway this weekend. rear end looks extremely similar, but thats it. side profile and front end are very different. I think they did a good job with the Durango.
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