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).
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It makes sense, can’t have the Corvette steal the Blazer’s thunder… yet.
We’ll have to circle back in 5 years I think!