We’ve witnessed the revival of several iconic Chevrolet nameplates, like the Blazer and TrailBlazer — and based on a recent patent filed by Chevrolet, we may be seeing another triumphant return.
Back in March, the automaker reserved the rights to use the Cavalier name on “motor land vehicles, namely automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, engines therefor and structural parts thereof.”
During its run from 1982-2005, the Cavalier was available as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe, two-door convertible, and even a five-door station wagon. While most of these body styles aren’t a big hit with consumers nowadays, it’s possible that the Cavalier could replace the outgoing Chevrolet Cruze — or return as a hatchback, crossover, or SUV.
In the U.S., Chevrolet hasn’t used the Cavalier nameplate since 2005. However, the Cavalier still enjoys a strong presence around the globe — it’s currently sold in China, while in Mexico, the Cavalier recently replaced the Chevrolet Sonic.
Although General Motors denies rumors that it plans to reintroduce the Cavalier to the U.S. market, it wouldn’t be shocking to see this signature sedan make a comeback.
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