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2001 Chevrolet Sabia concept

Shorter than a modern mid-size Colorado by more than three feet, the 2001 Chevrolet Sabia concept pickup took compact to the extreme. Certainly of the on-road variety, it was based on a FWD car platform (the Opel Corsa) and powered by a meager four-cylinder. It included clam-shell doors that led to seating for four.

2001 Chevrolet Sabia concept

The Sabia was designed by GM’s Brazilian wing, (that’s a pun since “sabia” is a Brazilian bird), however, it debuted at the 2001 North American International Auto Show before making a global circuit. It is certainly an inventive design, incorporating flash (like outside-mirror-replacing cameras) with functionality (like its inverted rear window angle which increased rear headroom).