Yesterday, we reported we had caught wind of a new GMC product heading to the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Additionally, we’ve also received word of a new Chevrolet product to be unveiled in the Motor City, too.
Let’s go through and say what it surely is not, first.
It is not going to be a mid-engined Corvette (sadly). With rolling prototypes spotted just this year, the Corvette team will not be ready to show off its latest creation, no matter how much they deny its existence.
It will also not be the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Well, it will be there, and make it’s auto show debut, but the production 2017 Bolt will be unveiled prior to the 2016 Detroit Auto Show at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
So, what could it be? There are a few options.
Foremost, we’ve heard quite a bit about the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, leading us to believe there’s a chance it will make its debut at 2016 NAIAS. The hatch was most recently seen in a round of spy shots.
General Motors’ Lambda-based crossovers could really use some love, even though they continue to sell. It’s possible a new Chevrolet Traverse could bow at the show, or even an all-new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, which will move to the D2XX platform. Though, with Chevrolet revealing the lightly refreshed Equinox less than a year ago, our gut tells us a new Equinox will not be attending Detroit.
Another contender could be the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which is rumored to hit dealers next summer. Motor City seems like an appropriate place to gawk at a Shelby Mustang GT350 muncher.
Our final assumption could bring the Chevrolet Blazer name back into the picture. GM moved to trademark the name weeks ago, and it could be the new “in-between” crossover to slot in the middle of the Equinox and Traverse.
It’s also worth noting GMC will have an all-new vehicle debut, too, meaning any of the crossovers listed above here could also make their way to GMC.