It’s a shame there isn’t a Ford Bronco competitor from Chevrolet. Blazer and Trailblazer nameplates adorn the sleek mainstream crossovers, leaving Bow Tie fans unanswered at Ford’s off-road juggernaut. However, the idea of a rugged Chevy SUV is not completely banned from GM. General Motors Design’s ever-lovely Instagram page has a new post featuring a rugged-looking Chevy SUV.
We get a view of the SUV, and it’s upright, showing off the big fat tires, high ride height, and evocative styling. The design comes from GM designer Kyle Shin, and it incorporates several design features from other Chevrolet vehicles, although they’ve been transformed into 11 in their execution. The grille has a bold crossbar design reminiscent of the Chevy Silverado that sits between the C-shaped lighting elements that accentuate the wide fenders. The gray coating along the bottom adds to its off-road look.
A neat design feature is the wide chiseled hood that extends beyond the width of the windshield and appears to wrap around the cabin at the rear. It gives the windshield a visor-like appearance that blends into the roof design. The power bulge in the hood matches the roof bulge lines perfectly. Ultra-wide side mirrors indicate how wide the SUV is.
We don’t get a rear view of the SUV, although it’s safe to say it would be just as chiseled and tough as the front. For now, however, Chevy will continue without a real Bronco competitor, leaving Ford to fight alone with Jeep and its Wrangler. These designer behind-the-curtain looks are always welcome, though they’re also a great match for styles and designs that would look great on the go. While this design and others will remain on paper for the foreseeable future, one or two styling features could be part of GM’s upcoming debut.