A source mentioned to us not too long ago that a new Chevy featuring a rear-wheel drivetrain is in the works. For anyone that appreciates performance, this is exciting news. And as of today, it gets better thanks to the latest reports hinting at a “surprise” Chevy concept bound for the 2012 North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit.
The vehicle has been described as something compact, retro-styled, and possibly being called the Chevelle. Not that there’s any protest from this camp to resurrect the historic moniker, but one would think that such a name would grace something a bit larger. Then there’s the possibility of it being called the “Chicane”, as GM owns trademark rights to that name. A RWD compact also sounds like a great rival to the new FR-S from Scion. But as curious as we are, we’re kind of hoping to be surprised.