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We knew the Chevy Beat was making an appearance in the overly-named Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The new news is that one of its "triplet" siblings, the Chevy Trax concept, is joining it, as you can see above. The two are chasing/following Bumblebee on Philadelphia's JFK Boulevard. Proof of GM's new commitment to building more smaller, fuel-efficient cars, you ask? Eh, well, as you may remember, Trax and the third triplet, Groove, were not slated for production like the Beat, so this is (unfortunately) probably just a movie special. At least one Autoblogger is happy, though (raises hand), because Trax is the one he voted for last year. Transformers Live Action Movie Blog wonders if the Beat and Trax might be portraying the Autobot "Twins" in the sequel. Sacrilege? Well, if the movie Bumblebee can be a Camaro instead of a VW beetle, there's no reason Sideswipe and Sunstreaker can't be Chevy-branded "world cars" instead of twin Countaches. If that turns out to be the case, though, it does kinda make one wish Lambo paid to be part of Michael Bay's party instead of Batman.

[Source: Jalopnik via TFLAMB]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Who said this is Front Street? Its not at all. That is in front of City Hall on JFK Blvd with the Masonic Temple in the background. About 14 blocks from front street.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still laugh at how many people get so butt hurt just because they are mostly General Motors vehicles, lol. Please...
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's going to be a looooooot more cars in this one. It's rather weird.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am right there with you Alex. The Trax was my favorite. The e4WD like the cube is cool. I think since it is a little SUV that they should offer a 4 door and a 2 door convertible.

      But I guess if they are only making one of the triplets it will be the Beat. I just don't get the Beat.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed - the Trax looks much better in this photo than the Beat...although in the original GM photos when the contest was active, it didn't really seem this way to me. Wish I could take back my vote for Beat and give it to Trax. I'm digging the boxy roofline of the Trax over the overly curvy futuristic Beat roofline.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I picked the Beat, and I'd still pick the Beat over the Trax. But the Trax does look good here. GM is very fortune to have two very good-looking designs to select from (I didn't really like the third nearly as much).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, they're making a movie about Team Fortress 2??
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it me or does this look like a Fast and the Furious set?
        • 6 Years Ago
        yep, I also see American Rice
        +1
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd still take the Beat over the Trax, but it does look good in that photo. Is it my imagination or do the Trax's headlights look different?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Instead of f-ing around with silly non existent models for movies shouldn't GM be focusing on the real problems?? How much money and brain drain is there working with crap like this...You don't see Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Kia, Mercedes, BMW etc. wasting their talent on things with no ROI like this...
        • 6 Years Ago
        They already mentioned they're working on more fuel-efficient cars. Given that they showed these as concepts 12 months ago, you don't think they're already in process gearing up to make them?

        Given how long movies take to make, I wouldn't be surprised if the the Beat or Trax is ready to go within the 3 months after the movie premiere (which is June, 2009).
        • 6 Years Ago
        riiiight. So i guess i didn't realize that you were a marketing genius, and an automotive manufacturing genius. You should work for a car company and tell them how to run things...you obviously know exactly how it should be done....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Chris, don't waste your time arguing with this GM-bashing, Nissan fanboy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do you have ANY idea how much publicity the last move gave the new Camaro concept? I saw the movie in the theater twice and both times i overheard people say "Is that a new Camaro? Are they gonna make that?" So i really wouldnt call this "crap".....
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love Transformers and can't wait for the next one.
      But placing cars like this in the movie totally take away from a giant bad-a** fighting robot world ending movie to a bunch of wussy little econoboxes that are a big as the people in the movie...

      I'm sure it will still be cool but these cars are just out of place in this film.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are we going to get either car or not....?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would really consider getting a Beat. I have liked it ever sense I first saw it and voted for in that poll G.M. had a while back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seconded. Either these appear on dealer lots when the movie comes out or i'm guessing GM are doing whatever whoring they can to rake in the cash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can I change my vote to Trax? Wow, looks way better on the street than it did on the stage. I can say the opposite about the Beat. Make em both!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pass. This ought to be called Bayformers.
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