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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Motor Trend has released a report that Chevrolet is working on a small crossover addition to its lineup—and that it may bear the TrailBlazer name. According to the sources, the new Chevy TrailBlazer will fit between the subcompact crossover Trax and the compact SUV Equinox.
Chevrolet has yet to release any information about whether the new TrailBlazer is anything more than a rumor, but allegedly, when asked about the possibility, Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros implied there was truth to it and said to wait for news over the next few months.
Chevy is of the opinion at you “can’t have too many” crossover and SUV options, given the immense popularity of utility vehicles right now and the demand for crossovers that fit easily on city streets. So whether or not it will carry the TrailBlazer name, a compact crossover between the Trax and Equinox is probably inevitable.
Motor Trend has theorized that spy shots of unreleased Chevy vehicles, previously thought to be the 2020 Trax, could, in fact, be the possible TrailBlazer—especially since the Trax and TrailBlazer would be so close in size that they would be hard to distinguish from each other while camouflaged. The Trax is set to debut a new generation for the upcoming model year, though, so the mystery crossover could easily be the 2020 Trax too.
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