Chevrolet asked to revive a model 15 years agoJanuary 16, 2020
300 people sign petition for Astro minivan return
Participants in the Van Life movement, who turned travel on campervans into a cult, called on General Motors to resume production of the Chevrolet Astro. It was produced from 1985 to 2005 and during this time the circulation amounted to 3.2 million copies.
Activists who filed a Change.org petition (signed by just over 300 people) believe Astro is the perfect platform for building a campervan. The car is spacious, quite unpretentious in maintenance and was offered including with all-wheel drive transmission. Now there is nothing similar in the Chevrolet line, but Van Life is confident that there is a pent-up demand for such a machine.
However, there are no serious arguments for the return of Astro. And judging by the statistics of sales, the launch of a new van on the market is generally questionable from a financial point of view. The Express model, which in the USA costs from $ 34,900, over the past year sold in the amount of 77,457 units compared to 81,239 in 2018. Moreover, this number includes both passenger and cargo modifications.
Last year, American journalist and Ford Mustang history expert Jimmy Dismore created a petition to remove the iconic cult pony car logos from the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. According to the auto enthusiast, the American manufacturer made a “colossal mistake”, because the concept of an electric car itself does not correspond to the idea of the original model.
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