One of the world’s most iconic sports cars of all time is getting through the transition these days, not only as a sports car but as an entire brand. The new generation has brought revolutionary changes, particularly because of the mid-engine setup. However, GM won’t stop on this, as the latest reports suggest a plethora of novelties from Corvette, as a brand. One of the things that look particularly intriguing is the possibility of the crossover version, which could come already as the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV.
At this point, all this is nothing more than pure speculation. The officials are quiet on this matter but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t speculate about the possibilities for this luxury SUV. Still, take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Chevy Corvette SUV: Possibilities
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is nothing more than a rumor at this point. So, the only thing we can do at the moment is to speculate about the possible design approach. All kinds of options are in-game, so we will consider some of them.
If you look at the current situation on the market, several carmakers that are well-known for making sports cars are offering such a model for years. The Cayenne has been around for ages, while supercar makers like Ferrari and Lotus are working on their first SUVs as well. Therefore, we could easily see the same approach from GM.
Of course, this would require a different approach compared to the C8 model, which came with the rear-mid engine layout for the first time in its history. This seems impossible in an SUV, so the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV would rather feature an engine at the front. Does this mean it could borrow the platform from some Cadillac models, particularly those with the rear-wheel-drive?
What about Electrification?
This also sounds quite likely, especially if we consider the recent arrival of the Mustang Mach-E. The famous nameplate isn’t reserved for pony cars only anymore but acts pretty much as an independent brand. Therefore, GM may follow the same path with its famous Corvette nameplate. This means the new model would come as an all-electric crossover which, we would conclude, fits GM’s plan to release a couple of dozens of electric vehicles in the near future. Does GM have the technology to launch an electric crossover that can justify the Corvette nameplate, we don’t know.
How Would 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV Look Like?
Of course, one of the first questions that come to our minds is the look of this model. Of course, we would see a typical crossover/SUV layout, but with loads of details that would resemble the iconic sports car. This refers not just to the current generation, but to famous design solutions from previous versions as well. Most likely, the new model would feature mid-size SUV proportions, though we doubt it would come with three rows of seats. Also, we wouldn’t expect too high ground clearance, but rather something that looks more like a slightly raised hatchback.
On the inside, we would expect a similar design approach as in the new supercar, though it may not be as extreme in terms of a driver-oriented dashboard. On the other side, we definitely expect to see Corvette’s new steering wheel which, we believe, would fit the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV perfectly. Of course, the cabin would also be packed with a full load of advanced tech features, whether it’s about infotainment or safety features.
2022 Chevy Corvette SUV Release Date and Price
The 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is just speculation at the moment, but we believe that such a vehicle has a big chance to arrive at some point. Will this happen in the next year, it’s hard to tell. In any case, we expect that the new model, if it arrives, would probably feature a starting price that goes pretty close to six figures. The range of competitors would be pretty wide. Of course, it would include some super-luxurious crossovers like Lamborghini Urus, but also more conventional models from makes like BMW or Lexus. If it’s about to go all-electric, there is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Jaguar I-Pace and others.