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Oldsmobile Bravada Sales Figures

Oldsmobile Bravada

The Oldsmobile Bravada was a mid-size SUV that was produced by Oldsmobile from 1991 to 2004. It was the luxury counterpart to the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy. The Oldsmobile Bravada was discontinued in 2004. It was replaced by the Buick Enclave.

Oldsmobile Bravada Overview

The Oldsmobile Bravada was a mid-size luxury SUV produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced in 1991 and continued through three generations until 2004, when the Oldsmobile brand itself was phased out. The Bravada was essentially Oldsmobile’s version of the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy/Envoy.

Introduced in 1991 as Oldsmobile’s foray into the growing SUV market. It was based on GM’s S-truck platform, shared with the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma pickups, as well as the Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy SUVs. Initially offered with a 4.3L V6 engine and an all-wheel-drive system. A more refined and luxurious approach to the SUV segment, aiming to compete with upscale competitors came along in 1996 as the second generation car. Continued to use the 4.3L V6 engine but incorporated improvements for better power and efficiency. Introduced the “SmartTrak” all-wheel-drive system, providing better handling and traction. Saw enhancements in the interior with added luxury features.

Moved to GM’s new GMT360 platform in 2002 for the third generation, which it shared with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and later the Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X. Powered by a 4.2L inline-six engine that provided competitive power for the segment. Further refinement in terms of interior quality and features, with an emphasis on delivering a premium SUV experience. The third generation was short-lived due to the discontinuation of the Oldsmobile brand.

The Bravada was positioned as a luxury SUV, aiming to offer a more upscale experience compared to its GM siblings. Over the years, it received features that were either exclusive or introduced before they made their way to the Blazer or Jimmy/Envoy.

Oldsmobile Bravada Sales Figures

The Bravada generally received positive reviews, especially for its comfortable ride and upscale interior. However, it faced stiff competition in the crowded SUV market, especially from established luxury brands. With GM’s decision to retire the Oldsmobile brand, the Bravada ceased production in 2004, marking the end of Oldsmobile’s presence in the SUV market. The Bravada represented the brand’s attempt to carve a niche in the luxury SUV market, offering a domestic alternative with a blend of comfort, style, and utility.

Oldsmobile Bravada U.S Sales Data & Charts

US Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2002 14,337
2003 8,052
2004 1,973
2005 327

US Annual Growth