Filed under: Concept Cars, SEMA Show, Chevrolet

Small cars are going to be well represented at the 2012 SEMA Show from numerous automakers, but Chevrolet just released eight Vegas-bound concepts that we'll be able to see next week. While the Cruze, Sonic and Spark have all helped bolster Chevy's small-car cred, the Malibu has helped the automaker compete in the family-friendly midsize class, and now the Bowtie brand is looking to show some of the customization potential for all of these popular cars.

Perhaps one of the most eye-catching concepts that Chevy has teased so far, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept might focus more on styling than power, but it still shows how cool the new Malibu can look. Some of the concept's features include a sporty-looking body kit, clear-lensed LED taillights, rear spoiler and a stunning set of 20-inch wheels. Although it keeps the same 259-horsepower turbo engine under the hood, it does add a few bits that could help the car's performance with upgraded suspension and brakes and a cold-air intake system.

Taking this Malibu Concept's aggressive styling and scaling it down quite a bit, the Spark Sinister concept also shows how far the car's design can be taken. Once you get past the car's color scheme and excessive use of Chevy bowties, the Spark Sinister still has a nasty look to it with its sporty front fascia, 18-inch wheels, funky side sill add-ons and a massive rear wing. Chevy will also have a couple other Sparks on display such as "The Color Run" Spark which is the official pace car of The Color Run (a unique 5K where participants get covered in various colors after each kilometer) and the "Pink Out" Spark Cancer Awareness Concept bringing more attention to the fight against breast cancer.

Chevy will also have the Cruze Upscale at SEMA which will focus on an interior decked-out in leather but will also have some performance enhancements such as the adjustable coil-over suspension and upgraded brakes. Even the Sonic will get into the SEMA frenzy with a few different Z-Spec concepts to show just how far this small car can be tricked out.

Not to be left out, Chevy will also be unveiling concept versions of the rest of its car lineup including the Camaro, Corvette and the new 2014 Impala. The Impala concept is simply a flashier version of the production car that goes on sale early next year with a red paint job, 20-inch wheels and black ice chrome accents on the inside; Chevy is keeping the Camaro and Corvette SEMA concepts a secret until the show.Continue reading Chevy cars highlight GM's fleet of custom SEMA concepts
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