The Chevelle nameplate has been out of use for a very long time. The iconic muscle car was discontinued due to the fuel crisis and it took decades before we saw the new iteration. The new version, though, isn’t GM’s product, but rather a conversion is done by Trans Am International, where the current generation of Camaro was used as the basis. The new model was introduced last summer and now, we are hearing reports about GM taking its own approach to the iconic nameplate.
What does this actually mean, it’s hard to say at the moment. We presume that GM could use the same policy as rival companies and offer a new all-electric model with the old name. The Chevelle badge would be used to popularize the new EV, just like Ford did with the Mustang Mach-E and Dodge is now doing with the next-generation Charger.
2024 Chevy Chevelle By Trans Am International
As we already mentioned, it’s been a long time since we saw a new Chevy Chevelle. Practically, the last generation was discontinued in 1977 and the new model came last summer, done by the company called Trans Am International, located in Florida.
However, this isn’t a new model built from the scratch. Instead, the current-generation Camaro is used as a basis. So, this 2024 Chevy Chevelle features the same chassis and suspension setup. On the other hand, the sheet metal and exterior designs in general are completely different. Practically, the front windshield is the only part that remained. The rest has been swapped and you can see some pretty interesting details that closely resemble the classic Chevelle design.
On the inside, things aren’t significantly different, though there is a fine portion of exclusive details. The first thing you’ll notice is the new set of seats, which are designed in a retro manner, while there is also a unique carpet, along with unique badges on door panels and instrument clusters. Finally, there is a classic Hurst shifter, with an old-school cue-ball knob.
This unique Chevelle is offered in three variants when it comes to powertrain. The most capable variant comes with a modern iteration of the LS6/X 454 engine, which was exclusive to Chevelle and El Camino in the past. The new iteration is lighter and, of course, more powerful. This 7.4-liter engine comes with twin turbochargers and a max output of 1.500 horsepower. Less capable models will come with a 6.4-liter V8, which puts out 900 horsepower, while the most basic variant you can get is good for 450 horsepower. A great thing to know is that both automatic and manual transmissions are available.
The base model starts at around 150.000 dollars.
2024 Chevy Chevelle: Time for Electrification?
If we can trust rumors, there is a big chance to see Chevelle produced by General Motors again. This time, we will see an all-electric model, where the Chevelle moniker would be used to popularize the new EV. That’s a pretty familiar scenario, which has already been used by rivals, so one of the things we might see is a solid number of unhappy purists.
On the other hand, it’s still unclear whether the all-electric iteration would feature a classic muscle car design, or we might see a more modern approach, with some SUV body style. Also, many speculate about the implementation of interesting technical solutions, such as multiple gears or exhaust speakers, something that Dodge has just done with the all-electric Charger, to provide a better driving experience. Of course, the new 2024 Chevy Chevelle would be based on GM’s new Ultium battery technology.
The officials are still quiet, so stay reserved on the all-electric 2024 Chevy Chevelle.