General Motors is Reviving its Redline Trim Package for Chevrolet Models

Camaro Red Line Series concept: All of the production and concept accessories were developed in Chevrolet’s design studio with the vehicles themselves. All of the Red Line Series concepts share Enhanced Silver Metallic exteriors, with a custom Charcoal roof panel and Satin Graphite and red accents.

General Motors is bringing back the Redline trim designation, last used on a number of Saturn models, for a series of special edition Chevrolet trims.

Announced at the Chicago auto show, Redline is an appearance-only package for nine different models that brings a blacked-out grille, bowtie emblems and black wheels with red accents to the Silverado and Colorado LT pickups, Camaro RS and SS, Cruze and Malibu LT, Trax and Equinox LT and Traverse Premier.

This latest set of Redline specials differs from the old Saturn trims in two ways: First, Saturn spelled it Red Line; and second, those cars actually lived up to the promising moniker. The Ion Red Line was a rebodied version of the Cobalt SS that shared the same turbocharged engine, the Vue Red Line compact crossover got a stiffened, lowered suspension, and the sportiest turbocharged Sky Red Line two-seater was a mechanical twin of the tight but super-fun Pontiac Solstice GXP.

We won’t deny we like the look of these new Chevrolet Redline models, but we’re disappointed there are no mechanical upgrades to back them up.

Chevrolet is rolling out most of the Redline models between now and December 2017. No confirmation yet from GM Canada on the price of  these models in Canada, but the company has confirmed that all nine Redline models will  be available on both sides of the border.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.