Inspired by a â€œhalf-soldier, half-modernâ€ military helmet, the Chevrolet Groove concept is contemporary and funky, but evokes classic Chevrolet heritage design cues like an upright windshield and prominent fender flares that give the Chevrolet Groove a strong, sturdy stance reminiscent of a retro hot rod.
Chevrolet Groove lead exterior designer Jawook Koo, of the GM Design Center in Incheon, South Korea, was seeking a Mini design that was big on presence.
â€œI wanted to get out of the Mini vehicles stereotype that is characterized by a weak, insecure and â€˜cuteâ€™ appearance, so that consumers can feel safe just by looking at the vehicle,â€ said Koo.
The Chevrolet Grooveâ€™s design conveys anything but weakness. The striking matte Lunar Quartz exterior finish contrasts with the strategic use of satin silver exterior chrome details. Big, five-spoke 17-inch wheels pushed all the way to the rear give the impression of a vehicle thatâ€™s much longer than it is, thanks to the short-but-pronounced hood and long, flat cabin, a design that provides for a roomy interior. Contrasting Vertigo brake calipers bring additional attention to the big wheels.
The front overhang includes open-air vents that are integrated into the front LED fog lamps, and the elongated front headlamps further â€œlengthenâ€ the vehicle.
Powering this front-wheel-drive concept is a highly efficient, 1-liter diesel engine.