GM concepts at the Sao Paulo Auto Show

Concept Cars 6 Nov 2014
GM concepts at the Sao Paulo Auto Show

At the São Paulo Auto Show General Motors has presented a group of Chevrolet concept cars based on current models. We present an exclusive gallery of images and sketches.


The concept cars were created by the designers at the Brazil-based GM Design Center, and are based on existing production models.

- Chevrolet Concept Line-up at Sao Paulo Auto Show 2014

Check the full gallery of images – including exclusive design sketches – or read below for additional information on each concept.

S10 High Country Concept

Chevrolet S10 High Country Concept - Design Sketch-01

The team of GM Brazil designers decided to apply the High Country trim line – which in the US markets designates fully equipped, unique versions – to the S10 pickup (Colorado in the US) sold on the local market.

Chevrolet S10 High Country Concept - Design Sketch-03

Among the new aesthetic features are restyled headlamps, 18-inch wheels with darkened chrome finish, chrome trim at the base of the door windows and a distinctive roll cage that is integrated in the side bed design and raises the car’s profile.

Chevrolet S10 High Country Concept Chevrolet S10 High Country Concept

“The car has improved aerodynamics and both the profile and the load capacity of the bed have been increased. All these changes create the impression that the vehicle is even greater, “ commented Carlos Barba, head of design at GM South America.

The interior concept is based on the 2015 Trailblazer, and features bi-color leather upholstery, contrasted by the glossy black finish of the center console.

Onix Track Day Concept

Chevrolet Onix Track Day Concept - Sketch Render

Based on the Onix hatchback, sold exclusively in Latin America, the Track Day is an racetrack-oriented version.

Chevrolet Onix Track Day Concept - Sketch Render

The look is characterized by a new front spoiler and a large rear spoiler. The distinctive color scheme mixes the bright yellow paint of the bodywork with dark matte accents.

- Chevrolet Onix Track Day Concept - Chevrolet Onix Track Day Concept

Technical highlights include  new powertrain, suspension, brakes and exhaust system and 215 / 45R17 sports tires. The engine is a tuned version of the Ecotec 1.8 Flex Cruze 2015.

The interior has bucket seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and four points safety belts.

“Unlike most prototypes displayed at motor shows, this is fully functional and could have reached the Anhembi [convention center] rolling,” says Carlos Barba, design director of GM South America.

Onix Effect

Chevrolet Onix Effect Concept - Sketch Render

This car is a proposal for a sporty look, characterized by dark 15-inch wheels, an aero package that includes skirts and spoilers and the headlights and taillights with smoke tinted details.

Chevrolet Onix Effect Concept - Sketch Render

Among the additional details are the glossy black finish of the roof, B-pillars, side mirrors and front grille surrounding frame, as well as a specific livery with black/red graphics.

Chevrolet Onix Effect Concept Chevrolet Onix Effect Concept

Inside, the car has a multi-function flat-bottomed steering wheel, finishes in red satin, embroidered carpets and new instruments.

The powertrain is the same as Onix LTZ 1.4 manual.

Spin Activ Concept

Chevrolet Spin Activ Concept - Sketch Render Chevrolet Spin Activ Concept - Sketch Render

This concept is an adventure-oriented version of the Chevrolet Spin MPV and features all-terrain focused elements such as the spare tire on the rear door, front and rear underbody protections, rugged-styled plastic  protections on the bumpers, flanks and wheel-arches.

Chevrolet Spin Activ Concept - Sketch Render Chevrolet Spin Activ Concept - Sketch Render

(Image Courtesy: GM Brazil for Car Body Design)

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