Motor show concept cars can usually give customers a good sense of what's to come from the brand, especially if the concepts are based on current production models. That's the approach that Chevrolet has taken at this year's SEMA show, and the hints look promising.
First up is the Trax Activ concept, which is based on the AWD variant of the 2017 Trax. It features a redesigned front and rear fascia. Holding up the chassis is a lifted suspension attached to eight-inch Chevrolet Accessories wheels and all-terrain tires. Custom fender flares give added protection and an off-road appearance. On top is a Thule roof basket with a custom LED light bar for added cargo and visibility. Inside is a revised interior, complete with all-weather floor liners.
Also on the display floor in Las Vegas is the Camaro Turbo AutoX concept. It features a Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit that lowers the car's ride by up to 20mm. It also has improved handling via larger stabilizer bars and stiffer suspension links. A concept strut tower brace adds stiffness to the chassis. Underneath are 20-inch aluminum wheels and Goodyear 285/35R20 performance tires, coupled with a Chevrolet Performance brake kit. A concept cold air intake system has been added to the 2.0-liter turbo mill, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Aiding this is a short-throw shifter for faster gear changes.
Also at SEMA is the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept designed in collaboration with surfing brand Hurley. The truck is designed for surfers to carry their gear and wander the beach with ease. It features amenities like a custom surfboard rack and water-resistant seats. Sharing the floor is the Silverado 1500 High Desert concept, which boasts a lockable and water-resistant cargo system and Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
What do you guys think? Are these concept cars a good sign from the designers in Detroit?