Take a Wild Guess What This Means

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems

General Motors enlivened the perpetually grim Twitterscape Wednesday with a tweet depicting what Corey Lewis calls a “pure trust fund” gentleman wearing natty duds. After the initial discussion surrounding the nature of the tweet, your author, Chris Tonn, and Lewis attempted to pin down the particular hue of this fellow’s outerwear.

Celery. Pistachio pudding. 1960s motel bathroom. All applicable.

But wait, that wasn’t the purpose of the tweet! Surely this can’t have something to do with a gaping hole in the Chevrolet brand’s crossover lineup?

Yes, it looks like we’re due for an imminent unveiling of, what else, the upcoming Chevrolet Blazer. Slotted between the downsized Equinox and full-size Traverse in Chevy’s diverse utility stable, the vehicle — which GM hasn’t officially called the Blazer, at least not yet — will be a sibling to the midsize GMC Acadia. Expect similar engine offerings (2.5-liter four, 3.6-liter V6) when it arrives, motivating either the front or all four wheels.

As we’ve published spy shots of this 2019 model year vehicle before, we’ll do it again, just to whet your appetite for volume crossovers with heritage monikers. Don’t blame us if you’re offended by the reused name.

[Images: General Motors/ Twitter, Brian Williams/Spiedbilde]

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  • Phila_DLJ Phila_DLJ on Jun 21, 2018

    My first thought was that the Chevy Spark already comes in the color of this guy's jacket. It's called "Mint" and personally I think it would look good on ANYTHING Chevy makes; Malibu, Corvette, Suburban, whatever. Sure, it's a common bathroom color during the Populuxe era, but it was a car color too, along with a number of other attractive pastels. My second thought was...does the guy's handkerchief match the camouflage of the vehicle in the spy shots? Was that intentional? Weird!

  • Retrocrank Retrocrank on Jun 21, 2018

    Yow. That truckette looks like it's wearing a full diaper. I've got the Smell-O-Vision turned off, so I can't tell about the guy. Not interested in either.