Patent Drawings Reveal Design Of All-New Small Chevy Crossover13
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.
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This car is not coming to NA and that it’s substantially smaller than the competitors you have listed. Direct competitors will include Nissan Juke and an upcoming Ford B seg cross. This is what the Malibu is to the Insignia.
At recent training session for new vehicles, we were told of an impending Chevy cuv based on the Encore for Canada.
Sadly, GM is is already over a year behind the competition in this segment, which is the one my wife and I are shopping in for a second car. When we make a purchase, it will likely be 5-7 years before we’re back in the market again. Come on GM…get these new products to market. At least give me the choice of buying a GM product!
Looks nice although I can tell its basically a stripped Encore.
Just replace that stupid armrest in the Encore and I’ll be completely happy. I want a semi-premium vehicle anyway. I’m with Jeremy on this. My purchase will be long before a Chevy shows up, and the next one will probably occur when electric vehicles are the norm. I’ve already waited longer than I want, and will need to wait another year or two for the Encore. Meanwhile, Ford products will have been out and through a year or two of improvement, as well as some foreign offerings. That means things could change, and GM will lose me.
Where’s JD to speak on this? Supposedly there is a Gamma Chevy CUV coming to NA but it’s supposed to be a little larger than the encore, not a direct rebadge. I’m thinking something along the lines of a Sportage hopefully.
call it the tracker???
It looks good and makes much more sense than the Buick Encore.
Day late dollar short
First there is no real competition to this sub compact CUV except the already mentioned Nissan Juke and in my opinion the Juke looks like some kind of joke while the Encore looks like a nice CUV.
Second it will not come to US but most likely will hit Canada. But Canada is a bit different with their needs. Not only do they buy smaller, cheaper vehicles than the US but have an agreement with their dealerships to supply both the Chev and GMC/Buick dealers with similar vehicles.
this is not for North America but will be for canada and forgien markets this is not the product I was refering to in the past more to follow, how do you like the updated Traverse? and you will see the impala very sooooon. I hope you like. Getting back to this product it is an encore for chevy emerging markets Europe will be a main market for this product with the Opel. but Opel will be the chevy like the Buick is to Chevy. Hope this helps
Love the rear fascia of the 2013 Traverse. The front? Not so much. You could slap a Honda badge on it and people would immediately assume as much. Where in the design does it tell me it’s a Chevy?