The Red Line concept cars are scheduled to appear at the 2015 SEMA Show on November 3, but Chevrolet has seen it fit to give car enthusiasts a preview of the new concept cars ahead of their public debut.
The automaker revealed a series of concept cars that blend street smart designs with customization and lifestyle options. The Red Line concept vehicles are the Trax, Malibu, Camaro, Colorado and Silverado 1500 models.
General Motors’ Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Him Campbell declared that the Chevrolet Red Line series gives consumers a whole range of options for personalizing each individual unit.
They can do so by using bespoke production and concept accessories that were developed in parallel with the manufacturing of the Red Line Series vehicles at the Chevrolet Design Studios. Campbell also revealed that the accessories were all designed to fit with the Red Line series’ theme.
The accessories will be simultaneously available with the vehicles when they hit dealers. Roger McCormack, Chevrolet’s director for Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing, added that consumers will find value over the fact that the accessories were designed and developed by the same team that conceptualized the Red Line Series concept vehicles.
Each vehicle under the Red Line banner has its own individual highlights. However, they also share exterior features like Enhanced Silver Metallic bodies, a custom Charcoal roof panel and Satin Graphite and red accents.
They also have model nameplates in black glossy finish and red accent, tinted tail lamp lenses and windows and a Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit.
In addition to the above, the Malibu Red Line Series Concept is equipped with red fog lamp bezels, black bowtie kits, rear spoilers, hash mark graphics, grille surround and inserts, as well as 19-inch wheels, black mirror, Thule-brand roof racks including mounted skis and snowboards. The interior also sports floor liners, cargo mats and a sport pedal kit.
The Camaro Red Line Series, on the other hand, features both hashmark and decklid panel graphics. They also have red fog lamp bezels similar to the Malibu Red Line Series concepts. They will be fitted with 20-inch wheels, which will feature a Satin Graphite finish with red accent.
Performance components include an air intake kit, a brake package, darkened tail lamps, a black bowtie and fender badge kits and red grille inserts on the upper and lower grille. The interiors will carry premium carpeted floor mats, a cargo mat and sill plates.
The Colorado Red Line Concept, on the other hand, features Thule’s GearOn bike rack, cargo rings, cross rails and tiered storage spaces. It is also be equipped with 18-inch wheels with wheel flares and Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude tires.
Other components include air intake and exhaust kits, sport assist steps, floor liners and a black bowtie tie. Satin Graphite will feature prominently in mirror caps, window molding, grill surround and inserts, fog lamp bezels and door handles.
The fourth line, the Silverado 1500 Red Series Concept cars, have customized red tow hooks, Z71 bedside graphics, Chevrolet Performance Brembo front brake kit, GearOn cargo rings and cross rails, black bowtie kits, Hull-a-Port mounts and straps, assist steps and cargo bed extender and interior floor liners. They also have tinted taillamp lenses and windows, and Satin Graphite components.
Last but not the least are the Trax Red Line Concept cars, with their 18-inch wheels and custom red accents, roof rack cross rails, Thule roof mounts, a cargo tray designed for all weather conditions, interior floor mats, and tinted rear light lenses and windows.
Previewed with the Red Line concept cars is the brand new 2016 Chevrolet Spark RS, a version of the Chevrolet Spark fitted with RS components normally seen in the Camaro, Sonic and Cruze. The Spark’s RS components include 17-inch wheels designed after the Corvette Z07, carbon fiber components for the rear-lower extension, front splitter and rocker extensions.
It also has a lower riding height thanks to its lowered suspension. Its exterior boasts of a Dark Liquid Switchblade Silver finish, and corresponding custom-made graphic accents. The RS concept was jointly developed by Chevrolet’s North American and Korean design teams.
According to Global Chevrolet’s Design Director Todd Parker, the Spark RS is a concept that’s all on its own as it builds upon the RS treatment with its own twist to the design. He also noted that the new concept demonstrates how Chevrolet can build up on the existing RS customization concept and make it fit even the Spark, which is the brand’s smallest car.