New Chevy prototype spied, could it be a crossover coupe?
Chevrolet is making a significant push into the crossover space over the next few years, especially electric vehicles. We know an electric Blazer is on the way, as is a new battery-powered Equinox, and now Chevy is testing another CUV. We don’t know the name of this vehicle yet, but rumors suggest it could be somewhere between the Trailblazer and the larger Blazer.
Our spy photographers captured the new crossover test drive near the automaker’s Michigan facility, and despite being covered in camouflage, the prototype looks unlike any crossover currently in Chevy’s lineup. The vehicle sits relatively high off the ground and has large rims. It also features a sloping roofline which gives it a crossover coupe look.
The camouflage hides the front fascia well, but the large lower grille and the shape of the headlights – although they don’t directly match – almost resemble the Trailblazer and Blazer cues. The taillights are unlike anything we’ve seen in the current Chevy lineup, but they could be temporary housings to keep us out.
This prototype’s wheelbase feels longer than the Trailblazer, with more length than the subcompact crossover as well. But beyond what we can see in these limited images, it’s hard to tell what lies beneath all the camouflage.
Rumors point to a Trailblazer or Blazer coupe, given the prototype’s sloping roofline. And there’s certainly evidence to suggest that might be the case. With this yet-to-be-named vehicle added to the U.S. lineup, that would theoretically make nine crossovers for Chevy. And that’s before Blazer and Equinox EVs join the fray.
We know the Blazer and Equinox EVs won’t appear in production form until at least 2024, though we saw the sharp Equinox EV concept earlier this year at CES. It’s unclear what kind of powertrain might power the prototype pictured here, but even with Chevy’s major electrification effort, this prototype doesn’t look like an EV at first glance.