Does This Sketch from GM Design Studio Represent A Future Corvette SUV?

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Does This Sketch from GM Design Studio Represent A Future Corvette SUV?


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?

Does This Sketch from GM Design Studio Represent A Future Corvette SUV?


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?


Source:
CorvetteActionCenter.com

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I was going to comment “How would you have a mid-engine SUV?”. Then I see they’re apparently talking about an all-electric SUV. That could work, otherwise they would have needed to go back to a front engine. I guess if Porsche, Lamborghini and others can do it I guess I could accept a Corvette SUV. I saw a Corvette concept car years ago that was a station wagon similar to to the ’55 Nomad. Was pretty neat.

  2. I think it is very cool the way Corvette stays true to its original purpose. Let other sports car brands branch out into SUV’S, GM is massive and they already have it covered with Chev, GMC and even Cadillac….

  3. Corvette is GM’s most profitable car. Corvette demand is at an all-time high. SUVs account for roughly 70% of passenger car sales. GM needs a high performance SUV in their line up. Connect the dots and bring it on. The styling in this sketch leaves something to be desired, but the underlying idea is solid.

  4. It’s a Blazer with some Corvette highlights. I’m for a high performance suv, but come up with a new unique name.

  5. Just another bubble top soccer mom suv but with an extension cord. Unfortunately they all look alike. Corvette will never be the brand it was for 70 years.

  6. “it’s easy to imagine a Corvette logo plastered on such a vehicle, isn’t it?”

    In a word: No.

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