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Motor1.com seems to think that the spy shots we've been seeing could potentially be the new Chevy Traverse rather than the 2018 Chevy Blazer. They have a sliding photo on their website (link will be posted below) but for some reason I don't think it's the new Traverse. The front end looks like it's been stubbed down quite a bit compared to the ongoing Traverse for one, well all of the profiles seem to be shrunken down in general. An updated Traverse I would expect to keep very similar dimensions and just have a change of features ie. headlights, tail lights, DRLs even, etc.

https://www.motor1.com/news/130556/2018-chevy-cuv-spy-shots/?
 

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I thought it was going to be a 3-throw ? Which immediately puts it away from Edge territory and more into Expedition area?
 

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whats not helping is the fact the last time we seen a Blazer, it was a long time ago, due to that big gap in years they are almost free to take what ever direction they want. Could be a case of a Blazer that redefines what a Blazer is or just lives up to what we had, so far it seems like the former.
 

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Could even be a Blazer that is completely different from what it was before. Everything is really up in the air. The spy shots we've seen may not even be the Blazer either.
 

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that's what I just said lol

it wouldn't be the first time an american car maker did it but hopefully this time around Chevy won't have something that disappoints. The dodge dart disappointed big time, let that be a lesson for chevy
 

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Dodge Dart was a disappointment, the Charger was also a disappointment in my books. Now apparently the Barracuda is in the pipeline but considering it'll be built off of the Challenger (which they got kind of right) it should be okay.

Chevy did pretty decently with the Camaro but that was something that's been on the roads forever so not really the best comparison.
 

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Dodge Dart was a disappointment, the Charger was also a disappointment in my books. Now apparently the Barracuda is in the pipeline but considering it'll be built off of the Challenger (which they got kind of right) it should be okay.

Chevy did pretty decently with the Camaro but that was something that's been on the roads forever so not really the best comparison.
Still easy to mess up a product and if they didn't go Alpha platform now, that could spell disaster down the road for it vs the competition especially when rivals are getting more competitive.
 

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The Zeta platform wasn't bad either though, and it's still being used with the Holden Commodores and the Chevy Caprice. Why do you think that would have spelt disaster for it??
 

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It would keep the Camaro stagnated, falling behind the competition and not keeping up with the times. Going for a light, nimble, and sportier platform was the right move and will always be the right move going forward. Most importantly they didn't take away any important Camaro characteristics.
 

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Well, I guess it was the right move and with the new ZL1 package, they've been taking sales from the Mustang which is definitely a hard task to do. Can't wait to see what they do with it next though as we all know this isn't the end. Especially with the race for more HP.
 

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Zeta would only work if GM wanted to build a large GT coupe and they're not at a stage where that's a good idea, they need more volume products before those more special models come around. A model like the Camaro will always be up for going light and faster.
 

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The Camaro isn't done yet by far and that's a given. It sells for them and you can buy a base model for a reasonable price or pay a nice amount more and get yourself a beast. They have models that appeal to everyone.

Trying to think of what other car they could potentially bring back from back then though that would work as a volume product.
 

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the Cyclone was a cool product. But if Chevy was in the same position as Ford it would be a good idea, but they're not. As the Chevy performance vehicle line up grows, more unique products should follow.
 

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I'm kind of hoping they bring out more cars in the performance muscle division. Dodge is going to be bringing out the Barracuda (I think), and it would be pretty cool if Chevy brought back something else too like the Chevelle or the Nova.
 

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I'm kind of hoping they bring out more cars in the performance muscle division. Dodge is going to be bringing out the Barracuda (I think), and it would be pretty cool if Chevy brought back something else too like the Chevelle or the Nova.
Well the new Camaro already is heading that way, ZL1 1LE is a clear indication of that which could eventually mean a supersedan for the future. Always thought the SS was a way to gauge the American public. Response was good... now we need another ZETA-like platform for a ZL1 1LE sedan :D
 

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Feedback was great for the Sedan, it's just that the sales weren't. It was essentially just another G8 GXP. That as well, didn't really fare well.

The Camaro is getting tired, and much like the Challenger is going to be departing in a few years, the Camaro should follow suit because I doubt they're going to come out with anything more intense like the Hellcat -> Demon thing.
 

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I guess they might need to just come up with one high volume performance sedan just like what Dodge did. Chevrolet already has the Impala and Malibu, do they really need both? Charger is a good example of a one size fits all sporty sedan.
 

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The Charger is amazing. You can buy one that's a base, you can get an AWD model, you could buy a power house with a darn 6.4L in it. That thing is amazing, there's one for everyone lol.
 

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The Charger is amazing. You can buy one that's a base, you can get an AWD model, you could buy a power house with a darn 6.4L in it. That thing is amazing, there's one for everyone lol.
Sure is, Charger and Challenger have attracted a lot of people, looking at who drives them i've seen everyone from girls on college campuses, someone looking for a fun straight line toy and even the elderly that wants something closer to what they had in their younger days.
 
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