Some of the more-interesting displays are the juxtaposition of classic Chevrolet models alongside their contemporary counterparts. For example, the Chevy booth at Auto Shanghai 2021 includes the new eighth-generation C8 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible and Coupe, which can be compared to a first-generation C1 Chevy Corvette. While the original C1 Vette presents with classic, rounded lines and styling, the modern C8 Corvette stands out for its mid-engine proportions and striking new design, with hard, chiseled lines, and exotic midship proportions.
Additionally, the Chevrolet booth at Auto Shanghai 2021 also includes a first-generation Chevy Suburban and a brand-new 2021 Chevy Suburban, the latter of which introduces the latest the twelfth generation for the nameplate. This comparison is particularly noteworthy, as the Chevy Suburban is currently the longest-running automotive nameplate in the world, with more than eight decades of continuous production since it was first introduced in the ’30s.
General Motors reintroduced the Chevy Monza nameplate for the Chinese market in 2019, offering a four-door sedan based on the MG-PATAC K platform. The latest Chevy Monza is only marketed in the Chinese market.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Menlo EV is a battery-powered electric compact crossover marketed in China since February of 2020. The Menlo EV was designed and developed by the SAIC-GM joint venture, and includes an all-electric powertrain with 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, juiced by a 52.5 kWh battery pack with a range-per-charge of 256 miles per the NEDC.