gbobman wrote:The fitment looks as if it was designed for this use. I wonder if that really was the case but cut costs in order to hit the price-point.
Simpler than that really I think. GM appears to have a standard specification for sunvisors worldwide, with just minor variations:
Vinyl or cloth
Telescopic or not, determines 3 hole mount or 2
Lighted mirror or not
Escutcheon cover or not
Most dimensions are universal across GM.
Some program manager looks up the options and picks one from the list. Either there is a single worldwide supplier, or multiple sources all building to the same specification.
Honestly somebody just cheaped out at GM. They thought they could save $8 a car and we'd never notice. That's why the oem vinyl visors are a poor color match (IMO) to the Bolt headliner, somebody checked the light grey box on two lists and said "close enough". (Dear Mary Barra, don't give this guy his quarterly bonus please, we noticed.)
Now if someone can find a late model GM car with the telescoping sun visors, grey cloth cover AND Homelink, I'd be really stoked. Anybody got a recent Corvette or Escalade with homelink in the visor?