In the coming years, General Motors will expand the Corvette family with the launch of two new models: a sedan and an SUV, both 100% electric. This movement responds to the general trend of the automotive industry to promote its premium models, since most manufacturers agree that the future involves reducing their production volume and increasing their prices, thereby improving their profitability.
General Motors is currently developing a hybrid version of the Corvette C8, which will receive the trade name E-Ray. Although some rumors indicated that this generation would also have a 100% electric variant, a new report indicates that finally, the electric Corvette will wait for the C9 generation.
However, the electrification of the legendary sports car will be only the first step in General Motors’ ambitious plans for the Corvette, which could end up becoming a brand in its own right completely independent of Chevrolet. Its new models are expected to be exclusively electric.
The Corvette sedan, which will finally take the place of the Camaro sedan whose launch had been rumored for months, will be a direct rival to the Porsche Taycan, although its approach will be closer to the future electric Dodge Charger. Its launch will initially take place throughout the year 2025.
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The Corvette SUV, for its part, will compete against the Ford Mustang Mach-E (although it will be somewhat larger), so it will be a sports crossover rather than an SUV to use. Like the sedan, the SUV will feature modern General Motors Ultium batteries and sit on the same electric platform found in the Chevrolet Blazer EV.
The most interesting of all is that, like other premium General Motors products, the electric Corvettes will reach the European market through a direct and online sales model. Therefore, the Corvettes will share a showroom with the luxurious Cadillac Lyriq and Celestiq, as well as the GMC Hummer EV.
Rumors suggest that Chevrolet could also return to the old continent with its most expensive electric models; specifically, the aforementioned Blazer EV. However, more affordable and less profitable products like the Equinox EV will not make it to our roads, being reserved for the US market.