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At The Present, An Electric Corvette Sedan Is The Only Other Vehicle Aside From C8 That Will Have The Cross-Flag Logo

Corvette SUV GM Design Electric Vehicle

GM is expected to expand the Corvette name beyond just the mid-engined C8 supercar. Of course, this has drawn mixed reception from the fans, but there’s little argument when there’s as much as $12 billion in value to be unlocked from it. At the end of the day, Corvette fans would lose nothing, and GM stands to have more cash in hand to put back into the marque. Considering the market shift to utility vehicles (just about every sports car brand has their own SUV these days), it’s been expected that the second vehicle to wear a Corvette badge would be an SUV. However, that’s not the case.

Corvette SUV Not Expected In Near Future

While it’s been hotly anticipated for over a year now, MC&T has come to learn that an oft-rumored Corvette SUV has not yet been green-lit for production. In other words, don’t expect one in the near future. But never say never. At present, GM is currently developing an electric Corvette sedan to sell alongside the C8 Corvette in Chevrolet showrooms, likely to compete with vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan. But no SUV with a cross-flag logo.

We understand that one of the issues holding up the Corvette SUV from getting the green light is finding an exterior design that is agreeable with executives. A ballooned-up C8 just won’t cut it.

The reports claiming that a Corvette SUV would have an engine, and even ride on some iteration of GM’s Alpha Platform – the architecture that gave the world such great (undersold) driving cars such as the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac ATS, CTS, CT4 and CT5 – are simply untrue.

The Alpha Platform will not extend beyond the Cadillac CT4 and CT5. When they’re gone, that athletic architecture is likely retired to the pages of history. GM’s expensive commitment to electric vehicles leaves little room for anything else. To that end, the all-electric Chevrolet Blazer EV SS will serve as the brand’s electric performance SUV in the near future. It leaves little room for a Corvette SUV, let alone a Camaro SUV (which also is not happening).

So, why believe this report? Simple, we have a track record for accurately reporting on future products well before they’re officially revealed. And if these reports can be trusted by automotive forecasters, business reporters, and intelligence teams that read MC&T, then they’re good enough for you. Help us fight fake automotive news by subscribing to our newsletter, visiting us daily, or simply telling a friend.

C8 Corvette Production at Bowling Green Assembly has been delayed by GM once again.
Image Via GM.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.


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