About the size of the Opel Mokka and Buick Encore, this little Chevy — which name is currently unknown — was found on the European Patent Office website, and from the looks of things is set to be placed under the Chevy Captiva. If it sold in North America, which is totally plausible, it would fit nicely below the mid-sized Equinox while still offering practical capabilities such as all-wheel-drive.
Bearing direct resemblance to the small Buick and Opel crossovers, this mystery Chevy would seemingly have a future in the North American market, competing in the segment which includes small crossovers such as the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V (or even the Nissan Juke, but less offensive looking).
We have seen spy shots of this little crossover heavily cloaked pacing around all over the world as old as January 2011, meaning its development should be nearing completion. And we may, just may, have a lead as to what it could be called. A trademark filing from over a year ago gave way to the “Chevrolet Strobe” name. Could this be it? And even though GM North American President Mark Reuss said that there wouldn’t be any Chevrolet models related to the Buick Encore, it could simply mean that there are currently no plans to launch the little Chevy in America.
Moreover, we don’t expect this Chevy to be a blatant knockoff of either the Opel or the Buick platform mates.