What are they working on?
Chevrolet's long history with sports and muscle cars is something it'll hopefully never abandon. The Chevy Camaro and Corvette are still very much alive, though the former has been experiencing a sales slump for some time now. The new C8 Corvette, however, is a bonafide hit and we're only a few months away from the reveal of the next Z06. But in recent years it seems Chevy's design team has toyed around with the idea of developing yet another two-door, though nothing has come of it yet.
We've even heard rumors here and there about such a possibility and today the Bow Tie brand has released proof.
GM Design has released a single image of what's apparently a reborn Chevelle on Instagram. Sketched by Brian Malczewski, whose latest project is the GMC Hummer truck and SUV, it's supposedly been around since 2014. We're not surprised it's never reached production or even a physical concept because coupes are simply no longer big business for automakers. So it goes.
But the Chevelle sketch does some notable design elements that have made production on other models. Best example? The front grille. It looks remarkably similar to that of the current Chevy Blazer, which launched for 2019. The Chevy Chevelle was built from 1964 through 1978 and was one of its best-selling models.
By the late 1960s, it had become a muscle car with a choice of V8s. The likelihood of the nameplate being revived is very low but we wouldn't write it off entirely. After all, General Motors is only now embarking on what will be a long era of electrification. Who knows what future models (and nameplates) will be launched in the coming years.
But for now, this reborn Chevelle remains little more than a concept sketch, though it's interesting to see how certain styling elements, notably that grille, can wind up on a production model from a different segment entirely.