The purists out there probably hate the idea of a Corvette SUV.
But take a look at what other brands like Porsche and Lamborghini have accomplished with sport utility vehicles, then couple that with the overwhelming success of the mid-engine C8 Corvette the past two years, and it’s not hard to imagine a world where General Motors parlays that C8 excitement into a broadening of the brand.
Such rumors have been going around about a new Corvette brand for years, surfacing again back in January when a < AHREF="https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2021/01/12/video-an-electric-suv-concept-with-corvette-ish-headlights-is-shown-during-gms-ces-presentation/">shadowy SUV in the background of a GM presentation appeared to look like a C8.
And just this week, these sketches of a futuristic Chevy SUV by designer Youngho Jung were posted on Instagram by GM Design. While Corvette is never mentioned in the brief description accompanying the drawings, it’s easy to imagine a Corvette logo plastered on such a vehicle, isn’t it?
Indeed, Corvette insider Don Sherman, in a story about upcoming C8 versions, had this to say about a Corvette SUV:
To further exploit its vaunted Corvette nameplate, GM appears ready to bless a new family of battery-electric SUVs with the sportscar’s badge and design cues. Bloomberg recently reported that GM’s Project R will bring just such a product to market after 2025. At a CES 2021 presentation, GM design VP Mike Simcoe confirmed that the company’s coming Ultium battery pack “enables a wide range of models, especially for a broad brand like Chevrolet.”
Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, but in this rapidly changing automotive world, with GM speeding toward an all-electric future, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a Corvette SUV at all.
We’ve never been big Porsche fans, but check out their website and you’ll find some really cool vehicles – like the 718 and 911, Taycan and Panamera, and Macan and Cayenne.
If Corvette is able to match the performance of vehicles like these, with a much cheaper price tag, we say, why not? What about you?
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