With intel, spy shots, and a little educated guessing, Automotive News has compiled what is likely coming to Chevrolet and GMC in the next few years. On that note, there aren’t many surprises, save for the potential for a GMC SUV based on the Canyon pickup.
GMC will refresh the Acadia in 2020 and likely add a nine-speed transmission to the mid-size crossover. Meanwhile, the Yukon will undergo a full redesign for that same year. GMC will also launch arguably its most important product—the 2019 GMC Sierra—next year as a 2019 model. The same can be said for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.
It’s not the first we’ve heard of the aforementioned GMC SUV; rumors have been swirling for about a year that GMC will take on Jeep with a Canyon-based SUV geared towards more off-roading. It would also allow GMC to differentiate its off-road vehicle from the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, which is a pickup truck.
As for Chevrolet, the biggest mainstream introduction will be the Blazer mid-size crossover. It’s likely due to arrive next year as a 2019 model and will slot between the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The new Traverse is larger, while the new Equinox is smaller, to make room for the Blazer’s mid-size proportions.
AN also predicts the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette will be announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, though it won’t be until 2019 when it launches. Keeping with Chevrolet performance, the seventh-generation Camaro is said to be five years away still, but a refresh is due for 2019.
Midcycle updates will hit the Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Cruze in 2018 and 2019, and the Cruze will undergo a redesign in 2023. The Impala? All signs lead to its demise at the moment. The Chevrolet Sonic may also quietly fade away after the Chevrolet Trax is redesigned in 2019. The Spark will stick around, however, and should be redesigned for 2021.
Chevrolet’s electric duo, the Volt and Bolt, will soldier on relatively unchanged with minor performance and battery improvements likely in the next three years for the Bolt EV. The Volt may see some minor tweaks later this year, or in 2018.