GM will make sedans, SUVs and other sizes of electric Corvettes
There’s been a lot of talk about future Corvettes lately, between the Long Rumored Hybrid E-Ray version of the C8, at a battery-electric potential’Vette crossover on GM’s Ultium platform. After ‘The Vettes are indeed coming, rumor has it – and the brand’s expansion won’t stop at an SUV.
Here’s the deal: Muscle cars and trucks says the first electric Corvette we’ll actually see – likely next year, based on comments from GM President Mark Reuss at CNBC in April — will in fact be a sedan, intended to compete with the Porsche Taycan. This four-door ‘Vette will supposedly be derived from the architecture that makes the Cadillac Celestial possible.
Also, there won’t be a purely electric C8, the site reports, because the mid-engine sports car’s platform isn’t suited to the job. The C9, as you might guess, will probably reject gasoline entirely. Until then, GM will experiment with electrifying the current ICE model.
And this SUV also happens, but not out of the gate. MC&T says the automaker is starting with the sedan first because a CorvThis SUV would overshadow the Blazer EV SS, with its nearly 560 horsepower. The SS will hit 60 mph in under four seconds, so from a performance standpoint, GM probably doesn’t need to make a high-roof version of the Corvette. (But since when does “need” matter to modern automakers? Have you seen BMW’s SUV range lately?)
This, of course, isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a “family” of Corvette vehicles, and it looks like GM has green light for brand expansion. It was pretty inevitable once Ford put the Mustang badge on a crossover, which more sold than the pony car in a short time. Lamborghini, in case you missed it, is now an SUV company. Trademarks are not product or category specific – they are formless. The future of the American sports car will also be shapeless.