Chevy teases its 2014 SEMA Show contingent
Chevrolet is always a major presence at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show which kicks off in early November. While holding off on rolling out any Corvette or Camaro specials, the automaker has released images of five one-off vehicles it will bring to the gathering, all of which feature components from the current Chevy accessory catalog and/or parts under consideration for future production.
Impala Blackout Concept
The Impala Blackout Concept takes the noir theme to extremes complementing its basic body color with a Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the car's ebony leather upholstery is complemented by wire-mesh trim plates plus Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel door sills and a sport pedal kit.
Chevrolet SS Sport Concept
Baddest of the lot is the Chevrolet SS Sport Concept, which retains the standard 425-horsepower/6.2-liter V8 but raises its visual profile with a Some Like It Red Hot exterior set off with a Chevy Accessories grille kit, fender vents, rear spoiler, accent stripes and staggered-width 20-inch high-gloss black alloys adorned with Holden-badged caps that recall the car's Australian heritage. Inside, the car gets a sport pedal kit, cargo net, custom floor mats and a Holden-logo cargo tray.
Cruze RS Plus Concept
Finished in vibrant Wildfire Metallic, the Cruze RS Plus Concept transcends the basic RS formula with custom lower body moldings and a rear spoiler plus Chevy Accessories matte-black trim stripes. The Jet Black cabin boasts ambient lighting, illuminated door sills, sport pedals and a Kicker subwoofer/amplifier kit, also culled from the Accessories collection while the car's 1.4-liter turbo engine benefits from a custom fresh-air intake setup as well as a Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit.
Sonic Performance/Sonic Accessories Concepts
Chevy opted to create two different variations on its subcompact theme for SEMA. Painted Synergy Green with an Accessory-spec white racing stripe, headlamp/taillamp rings, grille surround, mirror caps, rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels, the Sonic Performance Concept boasts a one-off ground effects kit as well as a prototype track-tuned/lowered suspension developed by Chevy Performance. The house go-fast operation also fitted a concept Stage Kit, cold-air intake and high-flow exhaust system that add a bit more punch to the Sonic's 1.4-liter turbo-four engine.
Slightly less ambitious, the aptly named Sonic Accessories Concept matches its Summit White exterior with matte-black accents that include an offset stripe, headlamp/taillamp rings, grille surround, mirror caps, rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels. Key functional tweak is a Chevy Performance suspension kit, and like its Performance Concept sibling, this Sonic hatch features an upgraded Kicker-fortified audio system along with sport pedals, door sill plates and floor mats.
More Concept Vehicles...